Friday, November 4, 2011

Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam was renowned in his own lifetime for his scientific knowledge, but nowadays he is better known for his poetry in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ( first published in 1859).Omar Khayyam Born in Nishapur, Persia, Omar Khayyam  was well educated and one of his first works was an influential piece on algebra. After a pilgrimage to Mecca, the religious capital of the Muslim world, Omar Khayyam became astronomer to the sultan, and revised the Muslim calender. 


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