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Omar Khayyám



Era  Islamic Golden Age 
Region  Persian scholar 
School  Persian mathematics, Persian poetry, Persian philosophy 
Main interests

Poetry, Mathematics, Islamic philosophy, Astronomy 
Influences

Omar Khayyām (Persian: عمر خیام) or Omar Khayyam (b. May 18 1048 Nishapur, (Iran) – d. December 4 1131) was a Persian, mathematician, astronomer and poet.
In mathematics he contributed to the theory of equations, to the understanding of the parallel axiom, and possibly to the generalization of the binomial theorem. As an astronomer he contributed to a calendar reform when Sultan MalikShah decided that the calendar needed some adjusting. He is best known for his agnostic and sceptic poetry, largely because of the publication in 1859 of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by the translator Edward Fitzgerald.
 E.G. Browne. Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and 25 years in the writing). 1998. ISBN: 070070406X
 Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. 1968. ISBN: 9027701431
Related pages
 The Persian Poet (http://www.omarkhayyam.org )  Contains the translations by Edward FitzGerald and a biography.
 O'Connor, John J; Edmund F. Robertson "Omar Khayyám". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
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