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Omar Khayyám Born in Nishapur, at a young age he moved to Samarkand and obtained his education there. In Bukhara he became established as one of the major mathematicians and astronomers of the medieval period. He is the author of one of the most important treatises on algebra written before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, which includes a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle. Died in 1131.


Quatrain 70 Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before I swore - but was I sober when I swore? And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.


The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam is the author, but the illustration is by René Bull. This version of the Rubaiyat was published in 1913, looks like.  Man, I think I’m gonna start collecting Rubiayat illustrations.