TIL that ulugh beg, the sultan of the timurid empire and grandson of the turco-Mongol conqueror Timur, was an astronomer and mathematician who composed zij-i-sultani of 994 stars, generally considered one of the greatest star catalogues between Ptolemy and Tycho Brahe.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulugh_Beg#Astronomy

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    What’s funny is that Timur was one of the greatest and most cruel conquerors in history. He would build piles of the skulls of slain civilians, bury entire villages alive and sack cities even when they surrendered and payed tribute. For his grandson to become a astronomer and scientist proves that the Apple does fall far from the tree.

    (click the image on the link BTW)

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