Nasir al-Din Tusi

Mathematician, Astronomer

1201 – 1274

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Who was Nasir al-Din Tusi?

Khawaja Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan Tūsī, better known as Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī, was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: An architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, philosopher, physician, physicist, scientist, theologian and Marja Taqleed. He was of the Ismaili-, and subsequently Twelver Shī‘ah Islamic belief. The Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun considered Tusi to be the greatest of the later Persian scholars.

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Born
Feb 18, 1201
Tous
Also known as
  • Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī
  • Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Ṭūsī
  • Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ṭūsī
  • Muhammad Nasir-al-din al-Tusi
  • Khawaja Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan Tūsī
  • Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī
  • Tusi
Religion
  • Shia Islam
Ethnicity
  • Persian people
Nationality
  • Iran
Profession
Lived in
  • Mashhad
Died
Jun 26, 1274
Kadhimiya

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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