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]



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