Ali Qushji

1403 - 1474

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Ala al-Dīn Ali ibn Muhammed (1403 – 16 December 1474), known as Ali Qushji (Ottoman Turkish : علی قوشچی, kuşçu – falconer in Turkish; Latin: Ali Kushgii) was a Timurid theologian, jurist, astronomer, mathematician and physicist, who settled in the Ottoman Empire some time before 1472. As a disciple of Ulugh Beg, he is best known for the development of astronomical physics independent from natural philosophy, and for providing empirical evidence for the Earth's rotation in his treatise, Concerning the Supposed Dependence of Astronomy upon Philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Qushji has received more than 180,277 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ali Qushji is the 121st most popular astronomer (up from 149th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Uzbekistan (down from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Uzbekistani Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Ali Qushji ranks 121 out of 532Before him are Jean Picard, Adelard of Bath, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, E. M. Antoniadi, John Louis Emil Dreyer, and Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters. After him are Giovanni Battista Hodierna, Alphonse Borrelly, Harlow Shapley, Eric Walter Elst, Édouard Stephan, and James Van Allen.

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Among people born in 1403, Ali Qushji ranks 6Before him are Charles VII of France, Basilios Bessarion, John IV of Trebizond, Louis III of Anjou, and Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile. After him are Giovanni di Paolo and Louis VIII, Duke of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1474, Ali Qushji ranks 5Before him are Guillaume Du Fay, Henry IV of Castile, 1st Dalai Lama, and Mahmud Pasha Angelović. After him are Pietro Riario and Nicolò Marcello.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Ali Qushji ranks 21 out of 107Before him are Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur (1603), Mohammed Alim Khan (1880), Habibullah Khan (1872), Alisher Usmanov (1953), Yaqub Beg (1820), and Sadriddin Ayni (1878). After him are Abdal-Latif Mirza (1420), Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat (1499), Goharshad Begum (1400), Abdullah Khan II (1533), Genrich Altshuller (1926), and Vladimir Dzhanibekov (1942).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Uzbekistan

Among astronomers born in Uzbekistan, Ali Qushji ranks 2Before him are Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani (810).