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List of notable or famous astronomers from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top astronomers born in Iran and even some popular astronomers who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian astronomers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astronomers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astronomer from Iran is included when available.

List features people like Al-Farabi, Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, and many more

This historic astronomers from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian astronomers of note?" and "Who are the most famous astronomers from Iran?" These prominent astronomers of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian astronomers.

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Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Astronomers from Iran
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Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi


'Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi was a Persian astronomer also known as 'Abd ar-Rahman as-Sufi, or 'Abd al-Rahman Abu al-Husayn, 'Abdul Rahman Sufi, 'Abdurrahman Sufi and known in the west as Azophi. The lunar crater Azophi and the minor planet 12621 Alsufi are named after him. Al-Sufi published his famous ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (903-986)

Profession: Astronomer


Abolfadl Harawi was a 10th-century astronomer from Rey, Persia who, along with al-Khujandi, studied under the patronage of the Buyid dynasty. ...more

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Profession: Scientist, Astronomer

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Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Astronomers from Iran
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Abū al-Wafāʾ, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Ismāʿīl ibn al-ʿAbbās al-Būzjānī or Abū al-Wafā Būzhgānī was a Persian mathematician and astronomer who worked in Baghdad. He made important innovations in spherical trigonometry, and his work on arithmetics for businessmen contains the first ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (940-998)

Birthplace: Buzhgan, Iran

Profession: Mathematician, Scientist, Astronomer

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Abu Mahmud Hamid ibn Khidr Khojandi was a Central Asian astronomer and mathematician with Mongol origin who lived in the late 10th century and helped build an observatory, near the city of Ray, in Iran. He was born in Khujand; a bronze bust of the astronomer is present in a park in modern-day ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (940-1000)

Birthplace: Khujand, Tajikistan

Profession: Mathematician, Scientist, Astronomer

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