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Omar Khayyam Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 20, 2019

Short Biography

Omar Khayyam was born on 18-05-1048 in Neyshabur, Khorasan, Iran. He is an Iranian Mathematician, Poet, Astronomer, Scholar, Physician, Philosopher, Writer & Author.


Omar Khayyam Complete Bio & Career

Omar Khayyam don’t need any introduction as he was arguably one of the most famous and talented mathematician. It is believed that Omar adopted the name ‘Khayyám’, as a mark of showering respect to his father’s occupation. His work as an outstanding mathematician and astronomer had led to the reform of the ancient Muslim calendar. Also, the theorems given by him are still applied in mathematics. Despite his work in mathematics and astronomy, Khayyam is best known for his poems, especially as the author of his collection of quatrains, the “Rubaiyat”. Few remember that he laid the foundation of modern algebra with his 1070 AD work, ‘Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra and Balancing’ and later contributed to the development of non-Euclidean geometry.
 
Reformation of the Persian solar calendar was another feather in his cap. The present day Georgian calendar is partly based on his work. In addition, he wrote numerous treatises on history, geography, mineralogy, mechanics and music, concurrently being master in jurisprudence and medicine. He was also a great teacher, teaching mathematics and philosophy of Avicenna in the last decades of his life. Although he was a poet, he never published the rubais he wrote. Discovered after his death, they remained neglected until Edward Fitzgerald translated them into English almost eight centuries after Khayyam’s birth.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 04-12-1131 in Neyshabur, Khorasan, Iran at the age of 83.

DEATHDAY 4 December,1131 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Neyshabur, Khorasan
DEATH COUNTRY Iran

Omar Khayyam Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Ibrahim Khayyam Nayshapuri.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Nishapur
Nationality Iranian
Religion Islam
Address Nishapur, Iran
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Omar Khayyam

  • While Omar Khayyam produced some groundbreaking works in mathematics, today he is more popular for his four-line verses, known as rubai.
  • Initially, they drew little attention even in Persia. It was only when in 1859 Edward Fitzgerald translated and published 600 of the verses as ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ the world took notice of them.
  • The Persian Scholar Pavilion, donated in 2009 by Iran at the United Nations office in Vienna, features a statue of Omar Khayyam.
  • In 1970, a lunar crater, located just beyond the northwestern limb of the Moon, on the far side from the Earth, was named Omar Khayyam, in his honour.
  • On his 971st birth anniversary, Google honoured him by Doodle commemorating him.

Omar Khayyam Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Omar Khayyam was 83 years 6 months & 17 days old age.