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Born on 600 Died on 700
Dhu Jadan al-Himyari also Dhu Jadan the Himyari (fl. 6th - 7th century) was an Arabic poet from Yemen. He was noted in particular for his poems about the fortresses of Yemen and their destruction including Ghumdan Palace, Baynun Fortress and Silhin Fortress.
Born on 1172
Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti was a vizier around whom much scholarship thrived in Aleppo. He was born in Egypt, in the year 1172. At a young age, his father took him to Cairo to learn to read and write, then he left Cairo for Jerusalem then, finally Aleppo, where he spent the rest of his life, first by...
Born on 920 Died on 990
Dunash ha-Levi ben Labrat was a medieval Jewish commentator, poet, and grammarian.
Born on 900 Died on 960
Jewish physician and one of the first scholars to make a comparative study of the Hebrew and Arabic languages. He practiced medicine at the Fatamid court of al-Qayrawan, (now in Tunisia) and, like other educated Jewish people of his time, was versed in Hebrew. The work for which he is best known was...