Ibn Hamza al-Maghribi

Alī ibn Walī Ibn Hamza al-Maghribi (Arabic: علي بن ولي بن حمزة المغربي) was a 16th-century Muslim mathematician. He was born in Algeria but was educated in Istanbul during the rule of Murad III.[1]

His most important work was Tuhfat al-a'dad fi-l-hisab (The Ornament of Numbers), in Turkish, which discusses some form of the concept of the logarithm.[2]


  1. Ward, Bāqir Amīn (1986). Awad, Gurgis, ed. Muʻǧam al-ʻulamāʼ al-ʻArab (in Arabic). 1 (1st ed.). Bayrūt: ʻĀlam al-Kutub : Maktabaẗ al-Nahḍaẗ al-ʻArabiyyaẗ. p. 46.
  2. Djebbar, A (2003). "A Panorama of Research on the History of Mathematics in al-Andalus and the Maghrib between the ninth and sixteenth centuries". In Hogendijk, J. P.; Sabra, A. I. The enterprise of science in Islam : new perspectives. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-19482-1.
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