Omar Khayyam (c. 1050-1123) was born in Nishapur, he founded a school of astronomical research and assisted in reforming the calendar.
The result of his observations was the Jalali era, begun in 1079. In the West, Omar Khayyam is chiefly known as a poet through Fitzgerald's version of the The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in 1859.
Why is Omar Khayyam famous?
Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer and poet.
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Date Added: 25 May '12
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