Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī

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Sharaf al-Dīn al-Muẓaffar ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Muẓaffar al-Ṭūsī
Born 1135
Tus, Iran
Died 1213 (aged 78)
Occupation Mathematician
Era Islamic Golden Age

Sharaf al-Dīn al-Muẓaffar ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Muẓaffar al-Ṭūsī (1135 – 1213/14)[1] was a Persian[2] mathematician and astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age (during the Middle Ages).[3]

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

The main-belt asteroid 7058 Al-Ṭūsī, discovered by Henry E. Holt at Palomar Observatory in 1990, was named in his honor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berggren 1980
  2. ^ Selin, Hrsg. H. (2006). Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (2., ed.). Berlin: Springer Netherland. p. 247. ISBN 978-1-4020-4559-2. 
  3. ^ a b "7058 Al-Tusi (1990 SN1)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 

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