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Died on 1266
Al-'Urdî is a Syrian architect. He constructed the water installations of Damascus. He has also constructed astronomical instruments for Al-Mansur, the ruler of Hims. After 1259, he worked in cooperation with Nasir al-Din al-Tûsî.
Born on 780 Died on 822
Muhammad b. 'Umar al-Waqidi was a historian, born in Medina in the 8th Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Click here for more information.
Born on 1094 Died on 1130
Abu Al- 'Ala' studied at Cordova at the school of Abu Al-Aina, a doctor who came from the Orient to Spain. He was even more successful as a physician than his father. He was attached to the court of al-Mutamid, the last 'Abbadid king of Seville (ruled from 1068 to 1091), and after the-conquest of Se...
Born on 936 Died on 1013
An Andalusian physician and surgeon (936 - 1013). He is considered as the father of modern surgery, and as Islam's greatest surgeon, whose comprehensive medical texts, combining Islamic medicine and ancient influences, shaped both Islamic and European surgical procedures up until the Renaissance. Hi...

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