Ibn al-Majdi

Ibn al‐Majdī
Born 1359
Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo), now Egypt
Died 27 January 1447 (aged 88)
Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo), now Egypt
Residence Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo), now Egypt
Occupation Astronomer, Mathematician
Era Islamic Golden Age

Shihāb al‐Dīn ibn al‐Majdī (Arabic: شهاب الدين بن المجدي; 1359–1447 CE) was an Egyptian mathematician and astronomer. His most important mathematical work was "Book of Substance", a voluminous commentary on Ibn al-Banna''s Summary of the Operations of Calculations.[1]


  1. Chabert, Jean-Luc (1999). A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip. Springer. p. 497. ISBN 3540633693.

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