Ibn al-Shatir

1304 - 1375

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ʿAbu al-Ḥasan Alāʾ al‐Dīn ʿAlī ibn Ibrāhīm al-Ansari known as Ibn al-Shatir or Ibn ash-Shatir (Arabic: ابن الشاطر‎; 1304–1375) was an Arab astronomer, mathematician and engineer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn al-Shatir has received more than 105,381 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Ibn al-Shatir is the 262nd most popular mathematician (down from 258th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Syria (down from 58th in 2019) and the most popular Syrian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Ibn al-Shatir ranks 262 out of 828Before him are Farkas Bolyai, Gotthold Eisenstein, Edmund Landau, Joseph Bertrand, Émile Picard, and Jacques Charles François Sturm. After him are Pierre Varignon, Hugo Steinhaus, Georg Alexander Pick, John Graunt, Wilhelm Ackermann, and Carl David Tolmé Runge.

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Among people born in 1304, Ibn al-Shatir ranks 4Before him are Petrarch, Ibn Battuta, and Louis I, Count of Flanders. After him is Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür. Among people deceased in 1375, Ibn al-Shatir ranks 5Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio, Valdemar IV of Denmark, Philip, Duke of Orléans, and Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Eleanor of Sicily, John Henry, Margrave of Moravia, Shuttarna II, and Margaret Drummond, Queen of Scotland.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Ibn al-Shatir ranks 69 out of 158Before him are Farid al-Atrash (1910), Tuman bay II (1474), Tutush I (1066), Abu Tammam (788), Cassius Longinus (213), and Ibn Asakir (1105). After him are Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150), Zimri-Lim (-1800), Thierry, Count of Flanders (1100), Nureddin al-Atassi (1929), Numenius of Apamea (200), and Alciphron (200).


Among mathematicians born in Syria, Ibn al-Shatir ranks 1