Al-Khwarizmi
#1988 Overall Influence

Al-Khwarizmi

9th century Persian mathematician, astronomer and geographer

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Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī , Arabized as al-Khwarizmi and formerly Latinized as Algorithmi, was a Persian polymath who produced vastly influential works in mathematics, astronomy, and geography. Around 820 CE he was appointed as the astronomer and head of the library of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad.

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#159 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#198 World Rank
Mathematics
#1813 World Rank
Physics
#1984 World Rank
History
#3610 World Rank
Philosophy