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Born on 15 Jul, 1914 Died on 09 Oct, 1999
Akhtar Hameed Khan was a Pakistani development activist and social scientist. He promoted participatory rural development in Pakistan and other developing countries, and widely advocated community participation in development. His particular contribution was the establishment of a comprehensive proj...
The making of astrolabes, a branch of applied science of great status, was practiced by one woman, Al-'Ijliyah bint al-'Ijli al-Asturlabi, who followed her father's profession in Aleppo and was employed at the court of Sayf al-Dawlah (333 H/944 CE-357/967), one of the powerful Hamdanid rulers in nor...
Born on 800 Died on 860
Al-Abbas ibn Said al-Jawhari was an an Arab mathematician. He lived and worked in Damascus and Baghdad. He is known for writing a book, Commentary on Euclid's Elements. We know little of al-Jawhari's life except that he was associated with the remarkable House of Wisdom that was set up in Baghd...
Died on 925
Ādamī is noted for his work on instruments. Ibn al‐Ādamī, presumably his son, wrote an influential astronomical handbook with tables (zīj) that was based on Indian sources. The father is mentioned in Ibn al‐Nadīm's Fihrist (dating from the 10th century), where he is called al‐Ādamī. Because of the s...

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