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Born on 989 Died on 1079
A brilliant Andalusian mathematician (b. 989, Cordova, Al-Andalus – d. 1079, Jaen, Al-Andalus). He wrote important commentaries on Euclid's Elements and he wrote the first treatise on spherical trigonometry. Little is known about his life. Some of his works translated into Latin were ascribed to Alh...
Born on 1136 Died on 1206
Al-Jazari was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. His full name was Badi' al-Zaman Abu-'l-'Izz Ibn Isma'il Ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari. He lived in Diyar-Bakir (in Turkey) during the 6th century H (late 12th century-early 13th century CE). He was called Al-Jazari after the place of his...
Born on 980 Died on 1037
Jūzjānī was one of the earliest Islamic scientists to provide an alternative to Ptolemy's equant model. Very little is known about his life. He probably was already a jurist ( faqīh) in Jurjān when he met Ibn Sīnā in 1012. He became one of his students and tells us that he studied Ptolemy's Almagest...
Born on 25 Jun, 1936
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. His presidency was the third, and the shortest, after independence.