Scholars A-Z

Born on 1263 Died on 1328
Taqi Al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) belongs to a family which has provided well known scholars such as his uncle Fakhr Eddin (d. 1225) and his paternal grandfather, Majid Eddin, (d. 1255). It was in Damascus where his father was the director of the Sukkariyya madrasa that he was educated and...
Born on 1526 Died on 1585
Taqī al-Dīn ibn Ma'rūf (1526-1585), was an Ottoman astronomer originary from Damascus who worked in Istanbul. Known as al-Rāsid (the observer) because of his fame as astronomer and especially as observer and head of the known Istanbul observatory, he excelled also in other scientific branches,...
Born on 836 Died on 18 Feb, 901
Abu al-Hasan Thabit ibn Qurra al-Harrani al-Sabi was born in Harran, now in southern Turkey. He was a prolific scientist of the ninth century. Click here for more information.
Born on 1290 Died on 26 Aug, 1349
Thomas Bradwardine was an English cleric, scholar, mathematician, physicist, courtier and, very briefly, Archbishop of Canterbury. As a celebrated scholastic philosopher and doctor of theology, he is often called Doctor Profundus, (medieval epithet, meaning "the Profound Doctor").