Scholars A-Z

Died on 1204
Ibn al-Yasamin al-Ishbilli was one of the so many neglected, and yet accomplished scholars, who had a great impact on the science, an impact brought to general knowledge by the excellent entry on him by A. Djebbar, and out of which the following is derived.[1] Ibn al-Yasamin (fl second half of the 1...
Born on 1178
(‘Alam Al-Din) Qaysar ibn Abi Al-Qasim ibn Mu-safir Al-Ashrafial-Hanafi was born in upper Egypt in 1178-1179 CE, studied in Egypt, Syria, and finally in Mosul (where the expertise for globes and metals was probably the best in Islam), before turning to Syria where he entered the services of Muz...
Born on 1162 Died on 1213
Abd Al-Latif Al-Baghdadi was born in Baghdad where he studied philosophy and philology and later chemistry and medicine. During his career he taught medicine and philosophy at Damascus, Aleppo and Cairo. Of the 166 works he is credited with, only one is in print, Compendium Memorabilium Aegypti, whi...
Born on 980 Died on 1037
He was an Arab mathematician (c. 980–1037) from Baghdad who is best known for his treatise al-Takmila fi'l-Hisab. It contains results in number theory, and comments on works by al-Khwarizmi which are now lost. To give just one example of his works translated into Latin, we quote his work on the d...

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