People

Hassan al-Jabarti’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroSomalian scientist
Is

Mathematician

Astronomer

Philosopher

From

Somalia

Type

Mathematics

Philosophy

Science

Gendermale
Death 1 January 1774

Hassan al-Jabarti (Arabic: حسن الجبرتي‎‎) (d. 1774) was a Somali mathematician, theologian, astronomer and philosopher who lived in Cairo, Egypt during the 18th century.

Biography

Al-Jabarti was the father of the historian Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti, and originated from the Somali city of Zeila. Hassan is considered one of the great scholars of the 18th century. He frequently conducted experiments in his own house, which was visited and observed by Frankish students.