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Died on 1455
Ahmad Al-Halabi (d. 1455) is an astronomer from Aleppo. He wrote on instruments, including: Bughyat Al-Tulab fi'l amal bi rub Al-astrulab, which translates as Aims of pupils on operations with the quadrant of astrolabe, which can be located at Leyden (1001/8); Paris (2524/10); Princeton (Yehuda 1168...
Born on 1355 Died on 1418
Shihab al-Din abu 'l-Abbas Ahmad ben Ali ben Ahmad Abd Allah al-Qalqashandi (1355 or 1356 – 1418) was a medieval Egyptian writer and mathematician.   Born in a village in the Nile Delta, al-Qalqashandi was scribe of the scroll (katib al-darj) in the Mamluk chancery in Cairo. He is the aut...
Born on 1184 Died on 1253
Al-Tifashi, Ahmad Bin Yousef (683 CE) was a geologist. One of his books on geology include, "Flowering Ideas on Gemstones" (Azhar Al-Afkar fi Jawahir Al-Ahjar). Although it is more than 200 years after the work of Al-Biruni, it is of lower scientific value. However, it is much superior both in class...
Born on 26 Oct, 1556 Died on 22 Apr, 1627
Ahmed Baba was a Teacher, Philosopher, Arabic grammarian and author of over 40 books and various works – ranging from biographies to commentaries. He was also the last chancellor of the University of Sankore. The institution, located in Timbuktu, was the jewel in the crown of the city...

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