Famous Iraqi Scientists

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 1 Ibn-al-Haytham

Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: July 1, 0965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq
Died: March 6, 1040

Ibn al-Haytham was an Arab mathematician, physicist, and astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age. He is best remembered for his contributions to the principles of optics for which he is called the father of modern optics. He was the first person to explain visual perception. A polymath, Ibn al-Haytham also wrote influential books on philosophy, medicine, and theology. 

 2 Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: September 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
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 3 Al-Battani

Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Şanlıurfa
Died: 0929 AD

 4 Hunayn ibn Ishaq

Hunayn ibn Ishaq
Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: 0809 AD
Birthplace: al-Ḥīrah, Iraq
Died: 0873 AD

 5 Thābit ibn Qurra

Thābit ibn Qurra
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 0836 AD
Birthplace: Harran, Turkey
Died: February 8, 0901

 6 Lihadh Al-Gazali

Lihadh Al-Gazali
Famous As: Scientists
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Amarah, Iraq