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List of notable or famous astronomers from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top astronomers born in Spain and even some popular astronomers who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish 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 Spain is included when available.

List ranges from Avempace to Josep Comas i Solà, plus much more.

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

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Abraham bar Hiyya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Astronomers from Spain
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Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi was a Jewish mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, also known as Savasorda or Abraham Judaeus. He was born in Barcelona and scholars suspect he travelled to Narbonne where he is thought to have died. Abraham bar Ḥiyya's most influential work is his Ḥibbūr ha-meshīḥah we-ha-tishboret, a Hebrew treatise on Islamic algebra and practical geometry. It was translated in 1145 into Latin by Plato of Tivoli as Liber Embadorum It contains the first complete solution of the quadratic equation x² - ax + b = 0 known in Europe and influenced the work of Leonardo Fibonacci. Bar Ḥiyya wrote several more works on mathematics, astronomy and Jewish philosophy. ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1070-1136)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Astronomers from Spain
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Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn Yaḥyā al-Naqqāsh al-Zarqālī, also known as Al-Zarqali or Ibn Zarqala, was a Muslim instrument maker, astrologer, and one of the leading astronomers of his time. Although his name is conventionally given as al-Zarqālī, it is probable that the correct form was al-Zarqālluh. In Latin he is referred to as Arzachel or Arsechieles, a modified form of Arzachel, meaning 'the engraver'. He lived in Toledo, Al-Andalus before moving to Córdoba later in his life. His works inspired a generation of Islamic astronomers in Al-Andalus. The crater Arzachel on the Moon is named after him. ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1029-1087)

Birthplace: Toledo, Spain

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Àngel López


Àngel López is a Spanish astronomer. Working with Rafael Pacheco, he has discovered numerous asteroids. ...more

Age: 63

Antonio de Ulloa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Astronomers from Spain
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Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre-Girault was a Spanish general, explorer, author, astronomer, colonial administrator and the first Spanish governor of Louisiana. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1716-1795)

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

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