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Ulugh Beg
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    (circa 1393-October 27, 1449)
    Born in Soltaniyeh, Iran
    Full name is Mīrzā Muhammad Tāriq ibn Shāhrukh in Persian
    Grandson of Tamerlane
    Worked as astronomer, mathematician, and sultan
    Governor of Samarkand (1409-1411)
    Ruler of Mavarannahr (Transoxiana) Khanate (1411-1449)
    Built a madrasa in Registan square in Samarkand (1417-1420).
    Built an observatory called Gurkhani Zij (1428).
    He was better in science than in politics.
    He massacred everyone in the city of Herat after defeating Mirza Ala-u-dowleh (1448).
    He razed the last Christian churches in Samarkand and Central Asia, meaning that Christianity disappeared in the region until the Russians dominated the area in 1867.
    He became sultan at age 18.
    He was a skilled astronomer who almost accurately estimated the duration of the sun’s cycle.
    He was also a skilled mathematician who accurately wrote the trigonometric tables of sine and tangent to eight decimal places.
    His eldest son beheaded him when he was going to Mecca.
    The observatory he built was destroyed at the same year he died.
    A crater on the Moon, Ulugh Beigh, is named after him.

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