Nasir al-Din al-Tusi facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNasīr al-Dīn Tūsī
Iranian stamp for the 700th anniversary of his death
|Born||18 February 1201
|Died||26 June 1274
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Ilkhanate
|Students||Shams ad-Din Al-Bukhari|
|Works||Rawḍa-yi Taslīm, Tajrīd al-'Aqa'id,
Akhlaq-i-Nasri, Zij-i ilkhani,
Al-Tadhkirah fi'ilm al-hay'ah
|Influenced||Maitham Al Bahrani, ibn Khaldun, Qutb al-Din Shirazi, Ibn al-Shatir, Copernicus|
Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Tūsī (Persian: محمد بن محمد بن حسن طوسی 24 February 1201 – 26 June 1274), better known as Nasir al-Din Tusi (Persian: نصیر الدین طوسی; or simply Tusi in the West), was a Persian polymath, architect, philosopher, physician, scientist, and theologian. He established trigonometry as an independent branch of mathematics. He was a Twelver Shia Muslim. Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406) claimed Tusi was the greatest of the later Persian scholars.
A 60-km diameter lunar crater located on the southern hemisphere of the moon is named after him as "Nasireddin". A minor planet 10269 Tusi discovered by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh in 1979 is named after him. The K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Iran and Observatory of Shamakhy in the Republic of Azerbaijan are also named after him. In February 2013, Google celebrated his 812th birthday with a doodle, which was accessible in its websites with Arabic language calling him al-farsi (the Persian).
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A Treatise on the Astrolabe by Tusi, Isfahan 1505
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