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Born on 900 Died on 887
Abbas ibn Firnas was an astrologer, astronomer, engineer and musician. Please click here for more information.
Born on 1832 Died on 1896
Although it is unknown whether Abdul al-aziz al-Amawi was sixteen, or eighteen, what is established is that as a teenager, he was entrusted with a highly important position acting as judge of Kilwa. Kilwa was one of the major East African city-states that traded across the Indian Ocean. From such a...
Born on 1162 Died on 1213
Abd al-Latif travelled extensively and spent a large part of his life in Aleppo, Cairo and Damascus, all three of which were important intellectual centres in the medieval Islamic world. Under the supervision of numerous famous teachers, he first studied introductory subjects - such as Arabic gramma...
Born on 980 Died on 1037
Abd al-Qahir al-Baghdadi was an Arab mathematician 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. See al-Baghdadi's scientific biography in MacTutor History of Mathematics for m...