Person: Beg, Ulugh


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.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 1393, Soltaniyeh, Timurid, Persia (now Iran). Died 27 October 1449, Samarkand, Timurid empire.

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Ancient Arab, Astronomy, Origin Iran

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive