Omar Khayyam is one of those rare birds whose creativity and scientific strengths coexisted and flourished in one mind. Author of the Rubaiyat; poet, mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer Omar Khayyam was born on this day May 18, 1048 in Neyshabur, Iran.
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,-Omar Khayyam
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”