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# Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī

Sharaf al-Dīn al-Muẓaffar ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Muẓaffar al-Ṭūsī (? in Tus, Iran – 1213/4 in Iran)[1] was a Persian mathematician and astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age (during the Middle Ages).

Biography

Tusi taught various mathematical topics including the science of numbers, astronomical tables and astrology, in Aleppo and Mosul. His best pupil was Kamal al-Din ibn Yunus. In turn Kamal al-Din ibn Yunus went on to teach Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, one of the most famous of all the Islamic scholars of the period. By this time Tusi seems to have acquired an outstanding reputation as a teacher of mathematics, for some travelled long distances hoping to become his students.

Notes

^ Berggren 1980

References

O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Sharaf al-Din al-Muzaffar al-Tusi", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.

Berggren, J. Lennart (1980). "Al-Tūsī, Sharaf Al-Dīn Al-Muzaffar Ibn Muhammad Ibn Al-Muzaffar". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Charles Scribner & Sons.

External links

Brummelen, Glen van (2007). "Sharaf al‐Dīn al‐Ṭūsī". In Thomas Hockey et al. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. New York: Springer. p. 1051. ISBN 9780387310220. (PDF version)

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