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Abū Isḥāq al-Kūbunānī
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Abū Isḥāq al-Kūbunānī, Abū Isḥāq b. ʿAbd Allāh Kūbunānī Yazdī (d. after 886/1481), was a Persian mathematician, astronomer and man of letters. In a manuscript of one of his works, he is referred to as ‘Abū Isḥāq Shaykhzādah b. al-Khādim al-Burhānī al-Kūbunānī’ (Ḥall masʾala, fol. 189b). As his title indicates, he was born in Kūbunān (originally Kūh-bunān, a rural district approximately 150 km north-west of Kirmān). The discovery of a manuscript of his Munshaʾāt has provided us with some information on his life. Alth…

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Karamati, Younes and Negahban, Farzin, “Abū Isḥāq al-Kūbunānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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