Ulugh Beg

lived from 1393 to 1449

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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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Ulugh_Beg.html