Ahmad Banu Musa


Born: about 805 in Baghdad, Iraq
Died: after 873 in Baghdad, Iraq

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The three Banu Musa brothers are almost indistinguishable and most of the information is at THIS LINK. However, there is some information specific to the second brother: Ahmed ibn Musa ibn Shakir.

He wrote one texts under his own name on mechanics On mechanics is a treatise on pneumatic devices. Another text on the theory of the balance was written by the three brother but probably Ahmad played the leading role.

Article by: J J O'Connor and E F Robertson


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