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... the work. John Greaves (1602-1652) was an English mathematician, astronomer and antiquary. Aged 15, he went to Balliol College (Oxford). He began to study astronomy and oriental languages, and especially the works of the ancient eastern...
... such as al-Kashi’s calculation of π to 16 decimal places and the compilation of the star catalogue Zij-i-Sultani. In 1449 he was put to death. Greaves’ investigation of Ulugh Beg’s catalogue was made in 1643, and by the 1670s or 80s a copy...
...The Canicularia is printed in Latin, with a significant amount of Greek and occasional phrases in Arabic and Hebrew. The Persian title of the appended work of Ulugh Beg is given as مواضع بعض كواكب مشهورة در طول و عرض (p.83). The Persian...