As the world celebrates World Maths and Pi Day on March 12th and March 14th, the Muslim Heritage team would like to draw your attention to the invaluable, but often overlooked, contributions of mathematicians from non-European civilisations, to the areas of Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry and Trigonometry, to name but a few.
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The painting Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants attributed to Jean Baptiste Vanmour (oil on canvas, circa 1717). © National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 3924.
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