973 - 1048


Abu Rayhan al-Biruni (973 – after 1050) was an Iranian scholar and polymath during the Islamic Golden Age. He has been variously called as the "founder of Indology", "Father of Comparative Religion", "Father of modern geodesy", and the first anthropologist.Al-Biruni was well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and natural sciences, and also distinguished himself as a historian, chronologist and linguist. He studied almost all fields of science and was compensated for his research and strenuous work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Biruni has received more than 1,256,419 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Al-Biruni ranks 14 out of 746Before him are Omar Khayyam, Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Fibonacci, Pierre de Fermat, and Bernhard Riemann. After him are Pierre-Simon Laplace, John Forbes Nash Jr., Joseph Fourier, Henri Poincaré, Évariste Galois, and Joseph-Louis Lagrange.

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Among people born in 973, Al-Biruni ranks 1After him are Murasaki Shikibu, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Al-Maʿarri. Among people deceased in 1048, Al-Biruni ranks 1After him are Pope Gregory VI, Pope Damasus II, Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia, and Adalbert, Duke of Lorraine.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Al-Biruni ranks 3 out of 72Before him are Avicenna (980) and Timur (1336). After him are Babur (1483), Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Islam Karimov (1938), Al-Tirmidhi (824), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849), Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur (1603), and Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Uzbekistan

Among mathematicians born in Uzbekistan, Al-Biruni ranks 1

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