Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

Name: Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

Born: c. 780 in Chorasmia

Death: c. 850 (Age: 70)

Computer-related contributions

  • Considered the founder of Algebra.
  • Persian mathematician, astronomer, and geographer, a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad.
  • Name was used to create the word Algorithm.

Significant publications

  • The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing.