Born on 1421
Ahmad ibn Majid navigator and writer. Ibn Majid, whose full name was Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Majid al-Najid, was born at Julfar, in modern Oman, in the mid-1430s. Click here for more information.
Born on 1872 Died on 1953
A prominent writer and linguist. Wrote "Matn al-lugha", first Arabic dictionary since "Lisan al-Arab" that was assembled in the 13th Century.
Al-Jildaki was one of the most prolific writers on alchemy, practically nothing is known of his life save that he flourished during the eigth century A.H., wrote at Cairo and Damascus, and was alive in Jumada II, A.H. 743 (A.D. 1342). For more information, click here.