Omar Khayyám Born in Nishapur, at a young age he moved to Samarkand and obtained his education there. In Bukhara he became established as one of the major mathematicians and astronomers of the medieval period. He is the author of one of the most important treatises on algebra written before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, which includes a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle. Died in 1131.

Omar Khayyám Born in Nishapur, at a young age he moved to Samarkand and obtained his education there. In Bukhara he became established as one of the major mathematicians and astronomers of the medieval period. He is the author of one of the most important treatises on algebra written before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, which includes a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle. Died in 1131.

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Niroot Puttapipat for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - this illustrator takes my breath away. Sesquicentenary edition of Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, published by the Folio Society, November, 2009, and limited to 1,000 copies

Niroot Puttapipat for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - this illustrator takes my breath away. Sesquicentenary edition of Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, published by the Folio Society, November, 2009, and limited to 1,000 copies

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Edmund Dulac illustration in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Crossett Library Bennington College on Flickr.  Illustration by Edmund Dulac in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.

Edmund Dulac illustration in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Crossett Library Bennington College on Flickr. Illustration by Edmund Dulac in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.

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omar khayyam rubaiyat | Edmund Dulac illustrations for "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" (part 1)

omar khayyam rubaiyat | Edmund Dulac illustrations for "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" (part 1)

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Illustration by Niroot Puttapipat from the new Folio edition of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
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