Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

780 - 850

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Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Persian: Muḥammad Khwārizmī محمد بن موسی خوارزمی‎; c. 780 – c. 850), Arabized as al-Khwarizmi and formerly Latinized as Algorithmi, was a Persian polymath who produced vastly influential works in mathematics, astronomy, and geography. Around 820 CE he was appointed as the astronomer and head of the library of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad.Al-Khwarizmi's popularizing treatise on algebra (The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing, c. 813–833 CE) presented the first systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi has received more than 1,633,481 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 130 in 2019). Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi is the 7th most popular mathematician (down from 3rd in 2019), the most popular biography from Turkmenistan and the most popular Turkmen Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks 7 out of 828. Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, and Omar Khayyam. After him are Euclid, Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci, and Bernhard Riemann.

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

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In Turkmenistan

Among people born in Turkmenistan, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks 1 out of 25. After him are Saparmurat Niyazov (1940), Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu (1199), Abu Muslim (718), Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (1957), Al-Zamakhshari (1075), Al-Nasa'i (829), Al-Muqanna (800), Yelena Bonner (1923), Al-Khazini (1077), Andronikos I of Trebizond (1101), and Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi (770).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Turkmenistan

Among mathematicians born in Turkmenistan, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ranks 1After him are Al-Khazini (1077).