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Little is known about al-Chaghmīnī’s life, and there are conflicting reports about the year of his death: Brockelmann gives it as 618/1221 (SI/865). A marginal note on a manuscript of al-Chaghmīnī’s Qānūncha held by the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha (Pertsch, 3/468), stating that he died in 745/1344, led Suter to maintain that he was a contemporary of Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (d. 672/1274) or lived just after him (Suter, ‘Zur Frage’, 539–540; Iskandar, 56). Al-Baghdādī states that al-Chaghmīnī’s al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʾa was completed in 808/1405…

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Qalandari, Hanif and Translated by Janis Esots, “al-Chaghmīnī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000075>
First published online: 2021

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