Ulugh Beg

1393 - 1449

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Ulugh Beg was the grandson of the conqueror Tamerlane and was a mathematician and astronomer. He founded an important centre for study at Samarkand staffed with the best scientists of the time. He did important early work on trigonometry.
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List of References (11 books/articles)

A Quotation

A Poster of Ulugh Beg

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. The Samarkand Observatory
  2. Al-Kashi's letter

Honours awarded to Ulugh Beg
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Lunar featuresCrater Ulugh Beigh

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica

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JOC/EFR November 1999

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