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Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf

1526 - 1580

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Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ash-Shami al-Asadi (Arabic: تقي الدين محمد بن معروف الشامي; Ottoman Turkish: تقي الدين محمد بن معروف الشامي السعدي; Turkish: Takiyüddin‎ 1526–1585) was an Ottoman polymath active in Cairo and Istanbul. He was the author of more than ninety books on a wide variety of subjects, including astronomy, clocks, engineering, mathematics, mechanics, optics and natural philosophy.In 1574 the Ottoman Sultan Murad III invited Taqi ad-Din to build an observatory in the Ottoman capital, Istanbul. Using his exceptional knowledge in the mechanical arts, Taqi ad-Din constructed instruments like huge armillary and mechanical clocks that he used in his observations of the Great Comet of 1577. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf has received more than 128,525 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf is the 111th most popular astronomer (down from 104th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Syria (down from 53rd in 2019) and the most popular Syrian Astronomer.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ranks 111 out of 531Before him are George Biddell Airy, Ernst Öpik, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Heinrich Schwabe, and Arthur Auwers. After him are E. M. Antoniadi, Édouard Stephan, Henry Norris Russell, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Jeremiah Horrocks, and Adelard of Bath.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1526, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ranks 9Before him are Catherine Jagiellon, Elizabeth of Austria, Rafael Bombelli, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Benedict the Moor. After him are Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, Bâkî, and Juan Fernández Navarrete. Among people deceased in 1580, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ranks 9Before him are Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Henry, King of Portugal, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Ruy López de Segura, and Hieronymus Wolf. After him are Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Inés Suárez, Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, Juliana of Stolberg, Marie of Baden-Sponheim, and Alonso Mudarra.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ranks 57 out of 181Before him are Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Damascius (480), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), Nizar Qabbani (1923), Hazael (-900), and Amin al-Hafiz (1921). After him are Tuman bay II (1474), Zimri-Lim (-1800), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Vaballathus (266), Asmahan (1917), and Usama ibn Munqidh (1095).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Syria

Among astronomers born in Syria, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ranks 1After him are Mariam al-Asturlabi (950).