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Born on 1236 Died on 1304
Jacob ben Machir ibn Tibbon was a Provençal, Jewish astronomer. Jacob occupies a considerable place in the history of astronomy in the Middle Ages. His works, translated into Latin, were quoted by Copernicus, Reinhold, and Clavius. He was also highly reputed as a physician, and, according to Jean As...
Khalifa Ben Abi Al-Mahassin (13th century) of Aleppo, who is the author of a large work of 564 pages in which he describes and gives drawings of various surgical instruments including 36 instruments for eye surgery. He is known to us through his work containing 250 pp on eye surgery; the treatise en...
The title of the first nurse of Islam is credited to Koaiba Bint Saad Al Aslamiyya.
Born on 1288 Died on 1344
Levi ben Gershon was a philosopher, Talmudist, mathematician and astronomer/astrologer. He was born at Bagnols in Languedoc, France. According to Abraham Zacuto and others, he was the son of Gerson ben Solomon Catalan.

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