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Khayyām, ʼUmar (1123)

Michel Balivet

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Published by James Clarke & Co

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780227679319
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780195188172
Khayyām, ʼUmar (1123)

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(died 1123 or 1132)

Persian poet and mathematician born at Nishāpūr in Khurāsān, ʼUmar Khayyām became the official astronomer

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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