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Cultural References

Salman Rushdie's novel Shame makes reference to Omar Khayyam with a character by the same name.

Khayyám is quoted in Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, Why I oppose the war in Vietnam. "It is time for all people of conscience to call upon America to come back home. Come home America. Omar Khayyám is right 'The moving finger writes and having writ, moves on.'"


^ "Omar Khayyam". Encyclopædia Britannica. (2007). Retrieved on 2007-06-09.  Gives his name as Ghiyath al-Din Abu al-Fath 'Umar ibn Ibrahim al-Nisaburi al-Khayyami (the last two differ from the version here), and lists mathematician before poet in his identity.

^ a b Omar Khayyam. The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
^ Muslim extraction of roots. Mactutor History of Mathematics.

^ June Jones. Omar Khayyam and a Geometric Solution of the Cubic.

^ "Omar Khayyam". The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.. (2001-05). Retrieved on 2007-06-10. Here Omar Khayyam is described as "poet and mathematician", i.e. poet appearing first.

Other References

E.G. Browne. Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and 25 years in the writing). 1998. ISBN 0-700-70406-X

Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. 1968 OCLC 460598. ISBN 90-277-0143-1

 See also

List of Islamic scholars

List of Persian poets and authors

Persian literature

List of Iranian scientists

Omar Khayyam crater on the moon

Khayyam-Pascal's triangle

Wine, women and song

 External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Omar KhayyamWikimedia Commons has media related to:
Omar KhayyamWorks by Omar Khayyám at Project Gutenberg
The Persian Poet ( - Contains the translations by Edward FitzGerald and a biography.

The Rubaiyat

On Omar's solutions to cubic equations

Khayyam, Umar. A biography by Professor Iraj Bashiri, University of Minnesota.

O'Connor, John J; Edmund F. Robertson "Omar Khayyám". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.   

The Quatrains of Omar Khayyam

The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam A recent movie depiction of Omar Khayyam's life

v • d • ePersian literature series

Middle Persian Denkard · Book of Jamasp · Book of Arda Viraf · Karnamak-i Artaxshir-i Papakan

Classic literature Rūdakī (900s) · Daqīqī (900s) · Ferdowsī (Šahnāma, 900s) · Bābā Tāher (1000s) · Nāṣir Khosrow (1004 - 1088) · Omar Khayyām (1048-1131) · Attār (1142 – ca. 1220) · Mowlana Rumi (1200s) · Amīr Khosrow (1253 - 1325) · Sa'adī (Būstān (1257) and Golestān (1258)) · Hāfez (Dīvān, 1300s) · Nizāmī (1141 – 1209) · Jāmī (1400s)

Contemporary literature Sādeq Hedāyat · Forough Farrokhzad · Šāmlū · Khalilollāh Khalilī · Shahriar · Loiq Sherali  · Muhammad Iqbal . Parvin E'tesami


NAME Khayyám, Omar

ALTERNATIVE NAMES The Tentmaker; Khayyam, Omar;Chayyām, Omar;Omar-e Khayyam

SHORT DESCRIPTION Persian poet and mathematician

DATE OF BIRTH May 18, 1048

PLACE OF BIRTH Nishapur, Persia (Iran)

DATE OF DEATH December 4, 1131

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