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Sharaf al Dīn al Ṭūsī

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Name  Sharaf al-Tusi
Died  1213, Iran
Role  Mathematician

Sharaf al-Dīn al-Muẓaffar ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Muẓaffar al-Ṭūsī (1135 – 1213/14) was a Persian mathematician and astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age (during the Middle Ages).

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Biography

Tusi was born in Tus, Iran. He taught various mathematical topics including the science of numbers, astronomical tables and astrology, in Aleppo and Mosul. His best pupil was Kamal al-Din ibn Yunus. In turn Kamal al-Din ibn Yunus went on to teach Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, one of the most famous of all the Islamic scholars of the period. By this time Tusi seems to have acquired an outstanding reputation as a teacher of mathematics, for some traveled long distances hoping to become his students.

Honours

The main-belt asteroid 7058 Al-Ṭūsī, discovered by Henry E. Holt at Palomar Observatory in 1990, was named in his honor.

References

Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī Wikipedia


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