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Died on 1599
Dawud Ibn 'Umar al-Antaki or David of Antioch was a blind Syrian physician and pharmacist active in Cairo.   After the hey-day of medicine in the medieval Islamic world and after the work of Ibn Al-Nafis (died 1288), Daud Al-Antaki was one of three great names in the field of Arabic medic...
Born on 600 Died on 700
Dhu Jadan al-Himyari also Dhu Jadan the Himyari (fl. 6th - 7th century) was an Arabic poet from Yemen. He was noted in particular for his poems about the fortresses of Yemen and their destruction including Ghumdan Palace, Baynun Fortress and Silhin Fortress.
Born on 1172
Ibn al-Qifti's scholarship concerns lexicology, grammar, jurisprudence, tradition, the Qur'an, logic, astronomy, mathematics, history, and medicine. He is famed for his biography of scholars, called Kitab Ikhbar al-Ulama bi Akhbar al-Hukama, or "information given to the learned on the history of the...
Born on 1149 Died on 1209
Fakhr ad-Din ar-Razi was a Persian Sunni Muslim theologian and philosopher who wrote in Arabic. He was born in 1149 in Ray (today located in Iran), and died in 1209 in Herat (today located in Afghanistan). He also wrote on medicines, physics, astronomy, literature, history and law.   He s...

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