Abu Ali al-Hasan al-Marrakushi

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Who is Abu Ali al-Hasan al-Marrakushi?

Abu Ali al-Hassan al-Marrakushi was a Moroccan astronomer and mathematician. He was especially important in the field of trigonometry. He described more than 240 stars. He is the author of a very large compendium on spherical astronomy and astronomical instruments entitled ami’ al-mabadi' wa'l-ghayat. He wrote this treatise in Cairo. It was translated into French by J. J. Sedillot in 1834. He also the author of Kitab al-Kotua al-Makhrutia.

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on July 23, 2013

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