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Born on 1360 Died on 1453
Mahmud b. Ahmad Badr al-Din al-'Ayni or al-'Ayntabi, was in addition to being chief judge (qadi al-qudat) for several years, also frequently held the lucrative posts of controller of trust properties (nazir al-ahbas) and market inspector (muhtasib). It is thus surprising that this is the only struct...
Born on 18 Feb, 1547 Died on 01 Sep, 1621
Muhammad bin Husayn bin Abdul Samad, called Baha' al-Ddin al-Harithi al-'Amili was born in Ba'labak in 953 H/1547CE. He died in Isfahan in 1031 H/1622 CE. He wrote in many subjects such as mathematics, astronomy, the sciences of religion, the arts, and language. Among his scientific left books we...
Died on 1599
Dawud Ibn 'Umar al-Antaki or David of Antioch was a blind Syrian physician and pharmacist active in Cairo.   After the hey-day of medicine in the medieval Islamic world and after the work of Ibn Al-Nafis (died 1288), Daud Al-Antaki was one of three great names in the field of Arabic medic...
Born on 1186 Died on 1242
Dhayfa Khatun, the powerful wife of the Ayyubid ruler of Aleppo al-Zahir Ghazi, was the Queen of Aleppo for six years. She was born in Aleppo in 1186 CE. Her father was King al-Adel, the brother of Salah al-Din Al-Ayyubi and her brother was King al-Kamel. She was married to king al-Zahir the son of...

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