He was born in Persia of that time around Al-Khwarizmi was one of the learned men who worked in the House of Wisdom. Al-Khwarizmi flourished while . Few details about al-Khwārizmī’s life are known; it is not even certain exactly where he was born. His name indicates he might have. Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Arabic: محمد بن موسى الخوارزمي ) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and geographer. He was born around.
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None of the great achievements of modern science would be possible without the mathematisation of science and the development of algebra. With Professor Ramazan Sesen and Dr Peter Starr, Jim discusses the origins of the House of Wisdom and how the translation of Greek, Persian and other texts was central to the progressive scientific and mathematical revolution that originated in Baghdad.
And, in the Sulemaniye Library in Istanbul, Jim uncovers a rare text by Al-Kindi, a philosopher, polymath, and musician – and perhaps the world’s earliest mathematical code breaker.
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