He wrote works on mathematics, astronomy, physics, botany, geography, general geology, mineralogy, ethnography, history, chronology, and others.

Historians have often referred to the first half of the XI century as the “Age of Biruni” in science.  They say that a posthumous list of his works, compiled by students, took 60 closely written pages.  Among his major works we can state “The Canon of Mas’ud in astronomy and the stars”, “Pharmacognosy in Medicine”, “India, or book, containing an explanation of Indian teachings, which are accepted by reason or rejected”, “The Science of Stars” and others.

Abu Rayhan Muhammad Ahmad al-Biruni was born in 973 in the town of Kyat (the capital of the Khorezm).  He was an orphan.  Being a well-known scientist he worked at the court of the Khorezm Shah, but was later forced to move to Qabas. Biruni died in the town of Ghazni in 1048.

Today, there is a city in Uzbekistan called Biruni, there is also a Tashkent University named after Abu Rayhan Biruni. The name of the great scientist, a genius of his time, is revered everywhere, his works are studied and used in various fields of science.

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