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Remembering Omar Khayyam: 10 Rubaiyat by the poet on his birth anniversary

Omar Khayyam Quotes, Poems, Books: Omar Khayyam wrote more than a thousand ‘Rubaiyat’ or verses and a part of his work was later translated by Edward Fitzgerald which became popular in the West centuries after his death. We take a look at some of his Rubaiyat on the occasion of his 971th birthday.

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Omar Khayyam Quotes, Books and Poems: Astronomer, Persian poet and mathematician, Omar Khayyam is known for his contribution in the fields of poetry. He wrote more than a thousand ‘Rubaiyat’ or verses and a part of his work was later translated by Edward Fitzgerald which became popular in the West centuries after his death. Here are some of his famous poems that will give you a sense of his work as a poet.

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Google marked Khayyam's 971st birthday with a lovely doodle.

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As an astronomer, he designed the Jalali calendar, a solar calendar with a very precise 33-year intercalation cycle.

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Born on May 18, 1048, in Iran’s Nishapur, Khayyam was known for his poetry and verses.

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He wrote more than a thousand ‘Rubaiyat’ or verses.

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Later translated by Edward Fitzgerald, it became popular in the West centuries after his death.

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He was born into a family of tent-makers (Khayyam).

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His full name, as it appears in the Arabic sources, was Abu’l Fath Omar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Khayyām.

Omar Khayyam, omar khayyam, omar khayyam quotes, omar khayyam books

The Astronomer, Persian poet and mathematician, Omar Khayyam is known for his contribution in the fields of poetry.

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Khayyam also worked as an advisor and court astrologer to Malik Shah I in Khorasan province.