Scholars A-Z

Born on 1162 Died on 1213
Abd al-Latif travelled extensively and spent a large part of his life in Aleppo, Cairo and Damascus, all three of which were important intellectual centres in the medieval Islamic world. Under the supervision of numerous famous teachers, he first studied introductory subjects - such as Arabic gramma...
Born on 980 Died on 1037
Abd al-Qahir al-Baghdadi was an Arab mathematician from Baghdad who is best known for his treatise al-Takmila fi'l-Hisab. It contains results in number theory, and comments on works by al-Khwarizmi which are now lost. See al-Baghdadi's scientific biography in MacTutor History of Mathematics for m...
Born on 1070 Died on 1136
Abraham bar Hiyya was a Spanish Jewish mathematician and astronomer.   Please click here for more information.
Born on 940 Died on 998
Abu Al-Wafa was an astronomer and the greatest mathematician of the tenth century, according to Kettanî. He wrote commentaries on Euclid, Diophantos and al-Khwarizmi (all lost); astronomical tables (Zîj al-Wadih) of which we possibly have a later adaptation; a practical arithmetic; "the complete boo...