## MATHEMATICIAN

# Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

780 - 850

### Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (Arabic: محمد بن موسى الخوارزمي; c. 780 – c. 850), often referred to as simply al-Khwarizmi, was a Persian polymath who produced vastly influential Arabic-language works in mathematics, astronomy, and geography. Hailing from Khwarazm, he was appointed as the astronomer and head of the House of Wisdom in the city of Baghdad around 820 CE. His popularizing treatise on algebra, compiled between 813–33 as Al-Jabr (The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing),: 171 presented the first systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations. One of his achievements in algebra was his demonstration of how to solve quadratic equations by completing the square, for which he provided geometric justifications.: 14 Because al-Khwarizmi was the first person to treat algebra as an independent discipline and introduced the methods of "reduction" and "balancing" (the transposition of subtracted terms to the other side of an equation, that is, the cancellation of like terms on opposite sides of the equation), he has been described as the father or founder of algebra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi has received more than 2,704,164 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 136 in 2019). Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi is the 4th most popular mathematician (up from 5th in 2019), the most popular biography from Turkmenistan (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Turkmen Mathematician.

Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi is most famous for his work in mathematics. He is considered the father of algebra.

#### Memorability Metrics

#### 2.7M

Page Views (PV)

#### 86.03

Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

#### 140

Languages Editions (L)

#### 12.84

Effective Languages (L*)

#### 4.24

Coefficient of Variation (CV)

#### Page views of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmis by language

Over the past year Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi has had the most page views in the Arabic wikipedia edition with 478,122 views, followed by Turkish (233,618), and Persian (219,664). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (2,278.86%), (588.18%), and Kabyle (211.69%)

#### Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks **4** out of 1,004. Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, and Carl Friedrich Gauss. After him are Euclid, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, Al-Biruni, Hypatia, Bernhard Riemann, and Bertrand Russell.

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**HPI:**89.76**Rank:**1## Blaise Pascal

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**HPI:**87.96**Rank:**2## Carl Friedrich Gauss

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**HPI:**87.70**Rank:**3## Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

780 - 850

**HPI:**86.03**Rank:**4## Euclid

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**HPI:**85.74**Rank:**5## Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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**HPI:**79.87**Rank:**11## Bertrand Russell

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#### Contemporaries

Among people born in 780, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks **1**. After him are Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Pope Eugene II, Pope Valentine, Rabanus Maurus, Frederick of Utrecht, Odo I, Count of Orléans, and Theodote. Among people deceased in 850, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks **1**. After him are Ramiro I of Asturias, Emperor Ninmyō, and Wulfstan of Hedeby.

### Others Born in 780

Go to all Rankings## Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

MATHEMATICIAN

780 - 850

**HPI:**86.03**Rank:**1## Ahmad ibn Hanbal

WRITER

780 - 855

**HPI:**75.93**Rank:**2## Pope Eugene II

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

780 - 827

**HPI:**71.35**Rank:**3## Pope Valentine

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

780 - 827

**HPI:**68.64**Rank:**4## Rabanus Maurus

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

780 - 856

**HPI:**66.26**Rank:**5## Frederick of Utrecht

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

780 - 838

**HPI:**56.96**Rank:**6## Odo I, Count of Orléans

POLITICIAN

780 - 834

**HPI:**53.31**Rank:**7## Theodote

POLITICIAN

780 - 801

**HPI:**52.76**Rank:**8

### Others Deceased in 850

Go to all Rankings## Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

MATHEMATICIAN

780 - 850

**HPI:**86.03**Rank:**1## Ramiro I of Asturias

POLITICIAN

790 - 850

**HPI:**60.45**Rank:**2## Emperor Ninmyō

POLITICIAN

808 - 850

**HPI:**58.44**Rank:**3## Wulfstan of Hedeby

EXPLORER

800 - 850

**HPI:**54.24**Rank:**4

#### In Turkmenistan

Among people born in Turkmenistan, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks **1** out of 50. After him are Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu (1199), Abu Muslim (718), Saparmurat Niyazov (1940), Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (1957), Al-Nasa'i (829), Al-Zamakhshari (1075), Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur (1603), Ibn Khordadbeh (820), Chaghri Beg (989), Abd Allah ibn al-Mubarak (736), and Al-Muqanna (800).

### Others born in Turkmenistan

Go to all Rankings## Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

MATHEMATICIAN

780 - 850

**HPI:**86.03**Rank:**1## Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu

POLITICIAN

1199 - 1231

**HPI:**72.63**Rank:**2## Abu Muslim

MILITARY PERSONNEL

718 - 755

**HPI:**71.02**Rank:**3## Saparmurat Niyazov

POLITICIAN

1940 - 2006

**HPI:**68.62**Rank:**4## Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

POLITICIAN

1957 - Present

**HPI:**66.75**Rank:**5## Al-Nasa'i

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

829 - 915

**HPI:**66.38**Rank:**6## Al-Zamakhshari

WRITER

1075 - 1144

**HPI:**65.94**Rank:**7## Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur

WRITER

1603 - 1664

**HPI:**64.31**Rank:**8## Ibn Khordadbeh

GEOGRAPHER

820 - 912

**HPI:**63.96**Rank:**9## Chaghri Beg

POLITICIAN

989 - 1060

**HPI:**63.78**Rank:**10## Abd Allah ibn al-Mubarak

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

736 - 797

**HPI:**63.01**Rank:**11## Al-Muqanna

POLITICIAN

800 - 783

**HPI:**62.38**Rank:**12

#### Among MATHEMATICIANS In Turkmenistan

Among mathematicians born in Turkmenistan, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks **1**. After him are Alī ibn Ahmad al-Nasawī (1010).

## Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

780 - 850

**HPI:**86.03**Rank:**1## Alī ibn Ahmad al-Nasawī

1010 - 1075

**HPI:**50.15**Rank:**2