Omar Khayyám
Omar Khayyám  

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Era  Islamic Golden Age 
Region  Persian scholar 
School  Persian mathematics, Persian poetry, Persian philosophy 
Main interests  Poetry, Mathematics, Islamic philosophy, Astronomy 
Influences

In mathematics he contributed to the theory of equations, to the understanding of the parallel axiom, and possibly to the generalization of the binomial theorem. As an astronomer he contributed to a calendar reform when Sultan MalikShah decided that the calendar needed some adjusting. He is best known for his agnostic and sceptic poetry, largely because of the publication in 1859 of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by the translator Edward Fitzgerald.
References
 E.G. Browne. Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and 25 years in the writing). 1998. Template:Catalog lookup linkScript error: No such module "check isxn".
 Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. 1968. Template:Catalog lookup linkScript error: No such module "check isxn".
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Other websites
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 The Persian Poet (http://www.omarkhayyam.org)  Contains the translations by Edward FitzGerald and a biography.
 The Rubaiyat
 On Omar's solutions to cubic equations
 Khayyam, Umar. A biography by Professor Iraj Bashiri, University of Minnesota.
 O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Omar Khayyám", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
 The Quatrains of Omar Khayyam