Nasir Al-din Al-Tusi


Birthday February 18, 1201

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Iran

DEATH DATE Jun 26, 1274 (73)

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Persian scholar who created the foundations for astronomy and trigonometry hundreds of years before anyone recognized them. He also had many revolutionary ideas about biology that were way ahead of it's time including a rudimentary theory of evolution.

Before Fame

He was born into a Shī‘ah family in the city of Tus in medieval Khorasan, which is now north-eastern Iran.


He wrote close to 150 works on everything from mathematics to astronomy to Islam over the course of my life.

Family Life

Born into a prosperous family, he travelled widely and learned under the great scholars of the day.

Associated With

His record of planetary movements formed the foundation Nicolas Copernicus' model.