Ulugh Beg, Prince of Stars

Abstract : Who was Ulugh Beg? A prince who governed a province in the central Asian empire built by his grandfather Tamerlane. Above all, he was a scholar who founded the Samarkand astronomical observatory, whose work predated that of the best astronomers in Europe one and a half centuries later.
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Jean-Pierre Luminet, J. -P. Luminet. Ulugh Beg, Prince of Stars. Sceicne and Culture at the time of Amir Timur and Timurides, Apr 2019, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. ⟨hal-02108685⟩

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