Omar Khayam (1050-1123)
Omar Khayam was an Iranian Poet, astronomer, algebraist
and atheist philosopher, who compiled astronomical tables
and first Arabic Algebra.
There are about 250 poems attributed to him, but about
100's are belonged to him, epigrammatic in style,
counseling a temperate hedonism as antidote to the
cruelties of fate.
He is most widely known among Persian poets through Edward
Firzgerald's translation of "Robaiat"
of Khayam, celebrated poet, mathematician, and astronomer of Iran (12th
century AD), is located in Hireh cemetery, near the tomb of Imamzadeh
Its Structure was devastated in different periods.
A handsome monument was built on it in the Pahlavi period.
In 1959 a new tomb was built (Design: Houshang Seihoun and constructed
by K.Zh.T. Co.) in Khayam Square at the order of the National
Monuments Society. Khayam's dead body was transferred to the
present-day tomb in 19 May 1962.