Omar Khayyam

lived from 1048 to 1131

Omar Khayyam was an Islamic scholar who was a poet as well as a mathematician. He compiled astronomical tables and contributed to calendar reform and discovered a geometrical method of solving cubic equations by intersecting a parabola with a circle.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Khayyam/