Omar Khayyam-Brief Biography


Omar Khayyam-Brief Biography

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Omar Khayyam-Brief Biography

Omar Khayyam-Brief Biography

Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet who lived in the 11th and 12th centuries. He was born in Nishapur, Iran, in 1048 and lived until 1131.

Khayyam was a brilliant mathematician and astronomer, and he made significant contributions to the fields of algebra and geometry. He is best known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations, which helped lay the foundation for the development of algebra. He also wrote a treatise on the principles of algebra, which was widely used for centuries.

In addition to his mathematical and astronomical work, Khayyam was also a philosopher and poet. He was a Sufi, a member of a mystical movement within Islam, and his poems often reflected his philosophical and spiritual beliefs. He wrote about the transitory nature of life, the inevitability of death, and the search for meaning in a world that can often seem cruel and unjust.

One of Omar Khayyam‘s most famous works is the collection of poems known as the “Rubaiyat,” which was translated into English by the 19th-century British scholar Edward FitzGerald. The “Rubaiyat” has been widely regarded as a masterpiece of Persian poetry, and it has been translated into many languages.

Despite his many contributions to science, philosophy, and literature, Khayyam remained largely unknown in the West until the 19th century, when his works were translated and widely read. Today, he is remembered as one of the great thinkers of the medieval world, and his work continues to influence modern mathematical, astronomical, and philosophical thought.


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