Ismail Mustafa al-Falaki

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Ismail Mustafa or Ismail Mustafa al-Falaki (1825 – 27 July 1901) was an Egyptian astronomer and mathematician. "al-Falaki" was added to his name literally meaning "the astronomer".[1] He was born in Cairo to a family of Turkish origin and was educated in Paris, France.[2]


  1. ^ Reid 2003, 152.
  2. ^ Goldschmidt, Arthur (2000), "al-falaki, Isma'il Mustafa", Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt, Lynne Rienner Publishers, p. 52, ISBN 1-55587-229-8, Astronomer and mathematician. Of Turkish origin, he was born and reared in Cairo.