Nasir Al-din Al-Tusi Astronomer

Birthday February 18, 1201
Birthplace Iran
Death Date Jun 26, 1274 (age 73)
Birth Sign Aquarius

About

Persian scholar who created the foundations for astronomy and trigonometry hundreds of years before anyone recognized them. He also had many revolutionary ideas about biology that were way ahead of it's time including a rudimentary theory of evolution.

Before Fame

He was born into a Shī‘ah family in the city of Tus in medieval Khorasan, which is now north-eastern Iran.

Trivia

He wrote close to 150 works on everything from mathematics to astronomy to Islam over the course of my life.

Family Life

Born into a prosperous family, he travelled widely and learned under the great scholars of the day.

Associated With

His record of planetary movements formed the foundation Nicolas Copernicus' model.



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