PERSON

Zayn al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Mizzī al-Ḥanafī

Name (arabic)

زين الدين أبو عبد الله محمد بن أحمد بن عبد الرحيم المزّي الحنفي

Name (translit)

Zayn al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Mizzī al-Ḥanafī

Alias

Shams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Mizzī al-Ḥanafī
Zayn al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Mizzī
Zayn al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Mizzī

Born

689H/1291J

Died

749H/1349J

Lived in

Died in

Notes

Mizzī was a muwaqqit (timekeeper), an adept instrument-maker, and the author of several treatises on astronomical instruments.

Number in MAMS

665, 715

Biography URL

ismi_id

39022

Authored Works

11 works:

Astronomical Instruments

al-Ashkāl al-shāhiyyah fī al-ʿamal bi-al-muqanṭarāt , الأشكال الشاهيّة في العمل بالمقنطرات
al-Rawḍāt al-muzhirāt fī al-ʿamal bi-rubʿ al-muqanṭarāt , الروضات المزهرات في العمل بربع المقنطرات
al-Risālah al-aṣṭurlābīyyah , الرسالة الأسطرلابيّة
Kashf al-rayb fī al-ʿamal bi-al-jayb , كشف الريب في العمل بالجيب
Mukhtaṣar fī al-ʿamal bi-rubʿ al-dāʾirah , مختصر في العمل بربع الدائرة
Naẓm al-luʾluʾ al-muhadhdhab fī al-ʿamal bi-al-rubʿ al-mujayyab , نظم اللؤلؤ المهذّب في العمل بالربع المجيّب
Risālah fī al-ʿamal bi-al-rubʿ al-musattar , رسالة في العمل بالربع المستّر
Risālah fī ʿamal bi-al-mujannaḥah , رسالة في عمل بالمُجنّحة

Astronomy: General

Risālah fī al-dāʾirah al-hindiyyah , رسالة في الدائرة الهنديّة

Astronomy: Practical

Jadāwil mīqātiyyah , جداول ميقاتيّة

References

Charette, François. 2007. “Mizzī: Zayn Al‐Dīn [Shams Al‐Din] Abū ʿabd Allāh Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʿabd Al‐Raḥīm Al‐Mizzī Al‐Ḥanafī”. In The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers, ed. Thomas Hockey, 792-93. New York: Springer-Verlag.
İhsanoğlu, Ekmeleddin, and Boris Rozenfeld. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers And Other Scholars Of Islamic Civilisation And Their Works (7Th-19Th C.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

Pp. 233 (no. 665); pp. 246-47 (no. 715).