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Abu Rayhan Biruni
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    (September 5, 973-December 13, 1048)
    Born in Kath, Uzbekistan
    Observed solar eclipse (April 8, 1019)
    Observed lunar eclipse (September 17, 1019)
    First person to make experiments connected to astronomy
    Wrote 35 books on astronomy, 4 on astrolabes, 23 on astrology, 5 on chronology, 2 on time measurement, 9 on geography, 10 on geodesy and mapping theory, 15 on mathematics (8 on arithmetic, 5 on geometry, 2 on trigonometry), 2 on mechanics, 2 on medicine and pharmacology, 1 on meteorology, 2 on mineralogy and gems, 4 on history, 2 on India, 3 on religion and philosophy, 16 literary works, 2 books on magic and 9 unclassified books
    Invented early hodometer and first mechanical lunisolar calendar computer
    Father of anthropology, geodesy and Indology
    Died in Ghazni, Afghanistan
    He is less well-known in the Western World than he is in the Middle East.
    He is also known as Al Biruni, Alberuni, Al Beruni, and many other variants.
    Even though he was a Shiite Muslim, he harbored agnostic tendencies.
    He criticized both alchemy and astrology, two popular theories during his time.
    He was a keen observer who managed to excel in many fields of science.
    He established the scientific method.
    He was the colleague of another famous intellectual named Avicenna.
    Two universities, one in Afghanistan and another in Uzbekistan, are named after him.
    He has been called one of the world’s greatest scientists.

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