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Born on 04 Jul, 1095 Died on 17 Nov, 1188
Usama ibn Munqidh wrote an autobiography entitled Kitab al-Ittibar (Learning by Example), which is regarded as being historically important and is one of the first larger works of its kind. Usama witnessed the first decades of Crusader onslaught and settlement in the Muslim lands, and was himself a...
Died on 708
He was an Arabic poet, famous for his erotic and romantic poems.
Born on 1001 Died on 26 Mar, 1091
Wallada (known as Valada in Western scholarship), a princess of the Almohads, whose personal charms were not inferior to her talents, was renowned for her knowledge of poetry and rhetoric; her conversation was remarkable for its depth and brilliancy; and, in the academic contests of Cordoba, the cap...
Born on 1287 Died on 1347
William of Ockham was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian, who is believed to have been born in Ockham, a small village in Surrey. He is considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the centre of the major intellectual and political...

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