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Died on 1295
Hasan al-Rammah (died 1295) was a Syrian chemist and engineer. He was the first Muslim chemist to successfully create and engineer modern explosives. Hasan al-Rammah included 107 gunpowder recipes. He improved upon the gunpowder that was invented in China. He was the first Muslim to invent expl...
Born on 1432 Died on 1517
Hasan ibn Hussain Al-Tulunî belonged to a famed family of architects. Amongst his many works, he is known to have erected the mausoleum of khusqadam in Cairo, for which he received a robe of honour in 1462. For more detail click here.
Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi was a legendary Ottoman aviator of 17th-century Constantinople (present day Istanbul), purported in the writings of traveler Evliya Çelebi to have achieved sustained unpowered flight.
Born on 1110 Died on 1199
Ibn Zuhr's only son Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Malik, nicknamed al-Hafid (the grandson), was born in Seville in 1110-1111 (or 1113-1114), and died in 1199. He was a successful physician, but was more famous among his contemporaries as a man of letters and a poet, but a treatise on eye diseases is...