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Born on 1200
Al-Tarsusi wrote a military manual for Salah al-Din titled "Instruction of the Masters on the Means of Deliverance in Wars from Disaster, and the Unfurling of the Banners of Information: On Equipment and Engines which aid in Encounters with Enemies." In it we find the first clearly written record of...
Born on 920 Died on 970
Menahem ben Saruq was a Spanish-Jewish philologist of the tenth century CE. He was a skilled poet and polyglot. He was born in Tortosa around 920 and died around 970. Menahem produced an early dictionary of the Hebrew language. For a time he was the assistant...
Died on 965
Moses ben Hanoch or Moses ben Enoch (in Hebrew language, Moshe ben Hanoch) was a medieval rabbi who inadvertently became the preeminent Talmudic scholar of Spain. He died about 965.
Muhamad B. Ali Rustum Al-Khurasani was an engineer, who between 1146 and 1169, constructed the clock placed at the Bab Jairun (often called the bab as'aa, (door of the clock) of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, which had been burnt down in 1166-7. This clock was seen and described by travellers such...

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