Ulugh Beg

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Birthday
22, 1394
Birthplace
Iran
Death Date
Oct 27, 1449 (55)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1394
Birthplace
Iran
Death Date
Oct 27, 1449 (55)

About

Timurid ruler, astronomer, mathematician and sultan who contributed to the discovery of mathematical principles like geometry and trigonometry. He helped transform Samarkand and Bukhara into cultural centers of learning in Central Asia.

Before Fame

His grandfather was the great middle eastern conqueror Tamerlane.

Trivia

He founded a giant observatory, one of the first every built, and amassed an influential record of stars' positions.

Family Life

He was a child of Islamic nobility and he was beheaded by the order of his own eldest son, Abdal-Latif Mirza, while on his way to Mecca.

Associated With

Like Isaac Newton, his works influenced countless generations of scholars.