Ibn al-Shatir

(d. 1375)

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(d. 1375) Islamic astronomer, instrument maker, and muwaqqit (mosque timekeeper) of Damascus.

Though his models presumed a geocentric cosmos, they are otherwise close to those of Copernicus; he eliminated eccentric ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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