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Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

lived from 780 to 850


Al'Khwarizmi was an Islamic mathematician who wrote on Hindu-Arabic numerals. The word algorithm derives from his name. His algebra treatise Hisab al-jabr w'al-muqabala gives us the word algebra and can be considered as the first book to be written on algebra.


Find out more at:
http://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Al-Khwarizmi.html