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The making of astrolabes, a branch of applied science of great status, was practiced by one woman, Al-'Ijliyah bint al-'Ijli al-Asturlabi, who followed her father's profession in Aleppo and was employed at the court of Sayf al-Dawlah (333 H/944 CE-357/967), one of the powerful Hamdanid rulers in nor...
Born on 800 Died on 860
Al-Abbas ibn Said al-Jawhari was an an Arab mathematician. He lived and worked in Damascus and Baghdad. He is known for writing a book, Commentary on Euclid's Elements. We know little of al-Jawhari's life except that he was associated with the remarkable House of Wisdom that was set up in Baghd...
Died on 925
Ādamī is noted for his work on instruments. Ibn al‐Ādamī, presumably his son, wrote an influential astronomical handbook with tables (zīj) that was based on Indian sources. The father is mentioned in Ibn al‐Nadīm's Fihrist (dating from the 10th century), where he is called al‐Ādamī. Because of the s...
Born on 740 Died on 828
al-Aṣmaʿī, in full Abū Saʿīd ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Qurayb al-Aṣmaʿī   (born c. 740, Basra, Iraq—died 828, Basra), noted scholar and anthologist, one of the three leading members of the Basra school of Arabic philology. Click here for more information.

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