Maslama al-Majriti

Full name: 
Abu al-Qasim al-Qurtubi al-Majriti
Arabic name: 
أبو القاسم مسلمة بن أحمد المجريطي
Date of death: 
Maslama al‐Majrīṭī was considered by his Andalusian contemporaries as the foremost authority of his time in the field of astronomy. He traveled as a young man to Cordova, the capital of the Umayyad caliphate, where he studied and worked until his death. His achievements are mainly in the field of mathematical astronomy, although it is known that he wrote on commercial arithmetic (muʿāmalāt) and was also a renowned astrologer. Historians have at times misattributed to Majrīṭī works on magic and alchemy.

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