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Omar Khayyám
Full name Omar Khayyám
Era Islamic Golden Age
Region Persian scholar
School Persian mathematics, Persian poetry, Persian philosophy
Main interests Poetry, Mathematics, Islamic philosophy, Astronomy
Hakim Ghiyās al-Dīn Abu al-Fath Omār ibn Ibrāhīm Khayyām Nishābūrī (Persian: غیاث الدین ابو الفتح عمر بن ابراهیم خیام نیشابوری) or Omar Khayyam (b. May 18, 1048 Nishapur, (Iran)–d. December 4, 1131) was a Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer and Sufi mystic who was born in Nishapur in Persia.

He is best known for his poetry and it is because of translations of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald.


  • E.G. Browne. Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and 25 years in the writing). 1998. ISBN 0-7007-0406-X
  • Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. 1968. ISBN 90-277-0143-1

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