Notes on the Astronomical Works of Thabit b. Qurra

  title={Notes on the Astronomical Works of Thabit b. Qurra},
  author={Francis James Carmody},
  pages={235 - 242}
( F the many works attributed to Thabit b. Qurra (835-901), few have as yet received proper attention. One reason for this neglect is our relative ignorance of his life. It is thought that he was active at Bagdad, and that his teacher was Abfi Ja'far Muhammad b. Mfusa b. Shakir, who died in 873. We have letters by Thabit to Ishlaq b. Hunayn, the son of the translator of the Almagest, and to the Visir al-Qasim b. 'Ubayd Allah. He is also said to have been the astronomer of Calif Mu'tadid. Each… Expand
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