Born on 1000
Yuhanna ibn Sarabiyun (beginning of 9th century) known in Latin as Ibn Serapion, Yuhanna ibn Sarabiyun was a geographer. He authored a book on geography containing a description of the various seas, islands, lakes, mountains and rivers of the world. His descriptions of the Euphrates and Tigris and o...
One of the most interesting documents to come to light in the past decade has been that discovered by Djebbar and Hogendijk, a substantial part of the mathematical compendium, Book of Perfection (Istikmal), written in the 11th century by Yusuf al-Mu'taman ibn Hud, a savant who ruled the Spanish king...
Born on 1545 Died on 1605
Cigalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha was one of the most famous Ottoman admirals known by European sailors. Click here for more information.
Born on 1203 Died on 1283
Abu Yahya Zakariya' ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini was an Arab or Persian physician, astronomer, geographer and proto-science fiction writer. He belonged to a family of jurists who had long before settled in Qazvin. He was a descendant of the Medina sahabi Anas bin Malik.