Omar Khayyam

1048 - 1131

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Omar Khayyam (; Persian: عمر خیّام‎ [oˈmæɾ xæjˈjɒːm]; 18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was a Persian polymath, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. He was born in Nishapur, in northeastern Persia, and was contemporary with the rule of the Seljuks around the time of the First Crusade. As a mathematician, he is most notable for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations, where he provided geometric solutions by the intersection of conics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omar Khayyam has received more than 2,340,371 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Omar Khayyam is the 6th most popular mathematician (up from 8th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Iran (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Mathematician.

Omar Khayyam is most famous for his poetry.

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Among mathematicians, Omar Khayyam ranks 6 out of 828Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and Leonhard Euler. After him are Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Euclid, Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Pierre de Fermat, and Fibonacci.

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Among people born in 1048, Omar Khayyam ranks 1After him are Alexios I Komnenos, Emperor Shenzong of Song, Antipope Benedict X, Magnus II of Norway, and Peter I, Count of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1131, Omar Khayyam ranks 1After him are Baldwin II of Jerusalem, Stephen II of Hungary, Canute Lavard, Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, Joscelin I, Count of Edessa, Sanai, Philip of France, and Mahmud II.

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Among people born in Iran, Omar Khayyam ranks 2 out of 463Before him are Zoroaster (-2000). After him are Xerxes I (-519), Al-Ghazali (1058), Darius III (-380), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Cyrus the Great (-600), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Esther (-600), Ismail I (1487), and Jabir ibn Hayyan (721).

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Among mathematicians born in Iran, Omar Khayyam ranks 1After him are Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), Al-Karaji (953), Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135), Maryam Mirzakhani (1977), and Caucher Birkar (1978).