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Omar Khayyam

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishOmar KhayyamO‧mar Khay‧yam /ˌəʊmɑː kaɪˈæm $ -ɑːr kaɪˈjɑːm/ 🔊 🔊 (?1048-?1123) a Persian mathematician and poet. He is known in the west for his romantic poem, the Rubaiyat, produced in a popular English translation by Edward Fitzgerald in 1859, which is mainly about love, nature, and pleasure.
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