Ibn al-Haytham's Influence

Artistic impression of Ibn al-Haytham depicting his key discovery of how we see, by Ali Amro.

Ibn al-Haytham’s work on vision and optics is included in his influential book the 'Book of Optics' which was translated, after he died (d.1039), into Latin, passing knowledge on to scientists leading the European Renaissance. Among those influenced by his work and methods were Italian inventor Leonardo da Vinci, German physicist Johannes Kepler and English scientist Roger Bacon.


  • Title: Ibn al-Haytham - Discovery of How We See
  • Original Source: 1001 Inventions
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