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Bīrjandī, Niẓām al-Dīn ʿAbd al-ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. Ḥusayn (d. 934/1528), known as Fāḍil-i Bīrjandī, was a mathematician, astronomer and a prolific author of commentaries on books on astronomy.

Bīrjandī was a prominent figure of his time (Khʷāndamīr, 4/615–616; Mullā Muẓaffar, 2). It seems that he was not happy with the circumstances of his time and at some point he calls himself someone who has ‘chosen the isolation of being unknown and in grief ’ (see Sharḥ, 2). According to Khʷāndamīr (4/616), Bīrjandī learnt religio…

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Mowlavi, Muhammad Ali and Poor, Daryoush Mohammad, “Bīrjandī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 16 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000136>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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