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Attiyah al-Judami
Attiyah Al-Judami, 1434.jpeg
1434 portrait by an unknown artist
Nokutenda Olonga

c. 1391
DiedMay 16, 1461(1461-05-16) (aged 69–70)
EducationUniversity of Kambou
Known forProving the heliocentric model of the solar system
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy, astrophysics

Attiyah al-Judami, born Nokutenda Olonga (1391 – 16 May 1461; aged 69 or 70), sometimes rendered as Attiya was a veRwizi Mufedha astronomer and astrophysicist most well-known for providing observations that proved the heliocentric model of the solar system to be correct. al-Judami is often considered one of the forefront scientists of the Bahian golden age, along with X, X and X.

al-Judami was born sometime in 1391 in the Dayira city-state of Maware, located in modern-day Garambura. He was born to a Mufedha family who had considerable social mobility, and as such, al-Judami was tutored from a young age. He resettled in the city of Arba, in modern-day Wale, sometime around 1415, after graduating from the University of Kambou, where his main astronomical discoveries begin. Bahians had long been in a fierce debate regarding the model of the solar system, with the Irfanic populace mainly agreeing on a geocentric model, most of the fetishist and Houregic world agreed on a heliocentric one. Many proofs were attempted at proving both models, but a definitive one would not exist until the observations made by al-Judami while in Arba through his telescope were published by him in 1417.

His observations would effectively end the debate and pave the road for an increased amount of Bahian philosophers and scientists emerging. al-Judami himself returned to the Kingdom of Kambou in 1420 and spent several years tutoring at his old university. In 1423 he was invited to teach at a university in Hennehouwe, where al-Judami would settle for the remainder of his life. Upon arrival in the Euclean country, al-Judami met with the Hennish king, who made him a citizen and congratulated him for his discoveries. al-Judami would continue to teach in Hennehouwe until his death in 1461. His teaching careers was interspersed with travelling to royal courts of Euclea to give talks and speeches regarding his discoveries.

It look some time before al-Judami's discoveries were definitively accepted by Irfanic and Euclean astronomers, although by the beginning of the 16th century most opposition to his discoveries had died out. al-Judami's body was buried around Stavenisse University upon request in 1461.