Abū Naṣr Manṣūr b. ʿIrāq was a famous Persian mathematician and astronomer of the 4th/10th and 5th/11th century and a member of either the Āl ʿIrāq or the ancient Khwārazm-Shāh dynasty.
Even though Abū Naṣr was quite well known both in his time and later because ¶ of his mathematical work, biographers and historians rarely mentioned him. The little information available on him is based on the scattered and often contradictory reports that Niẓāmī ʿArūḍī, al-Subkī and Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī give about him i…
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Sajjadi, Sadeq and
“Abū Naṣr Manṣūr b. ʿIrāq”, in:
Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary.
Consulted online on 13 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0118>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912