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Born on 1526 Died on 1585
Taqī al-Dīn ibn Ma'rūf (1526-1585), was an Ottoman astronomer originary from Damascus who worked in Istanbul. Known as al-Rāsid (the observer) because of his fame as astronomer and especially as observer and head of the known Istanbul observatory, he excelled also in other scientific branches,...
Born on 836 Died on 18 Feb, 901
Abu al-Hasan Thabit ibn Qurra al-Harrani al-Sabi was born in Harran, now in southern Turkey. He was a prolific scientist of the ninth century. Click here for more information.
Born on 1290 Died on 26 Aug, 1349
Thomas Bradwardine was an English cleric, scholar, mathematician, physicist, courtier and, very briefly, Archbishop of Canterbury. As a celebrated scholastic philosopher and doctor of theology, he is often called Doctor Profundus, (medieval epithet, meaning "the Profound Doctor").
Born on 10 Dec, 1750 Died on 04 May, 1799
Tipu, Sultan of Mysore in the south of India, was an experimenter with war rockets and the inventor of iron-cased rocket artillery. Two of his rockets, captured by the British at Srirangapatna, are displayed in the Woolwich Royal Artillery Museum in London. They were the first rockets to have a rock...

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