Abu Arrayhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Biruni

973 - 1048

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Al-Biruni is one of the major figures of Islamic mathematics. He contributed to astronomy, mathematics, physics, medicine and history.
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List of References (72 books/articles)

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Al-Biruni and Coordinates of Cities

Honours awarded to Al-Biruni
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Al-Biruni's book on Gemstones

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