Thābit ibn Qurra

Mathematician, Astronomer

0836 – 0901

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Who was Thābit ibn Qurra?

Al-Ṣābiʾ Thābit ibn Qurra al-Ḥarrānī was an Iraqi Muslim mathematician, physician, astronomer, and translator of the Islamic Golden Age who lived in Baghdad in the second half of the ninth century.

Ibn Qurra made important discoveries in algebra, geometry, and astronomy. In astronomy, Thabit is considered one of the first reformers of the Ptolemaic system, and in mechanics he was a founder of statics.

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Born
0836
Harran
Also known as
  • Al-Ṣābiʾ Thābit ibn Qurra al-Ḥarrānī
  • Thābit ibn Qurrah al-Ḥarrānī
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Died
Feb 18, 0901
Baghdad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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