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Astronomer and astrologer from Baghdad who flourished around 760-770, known in Latin by his works such as Omar Tiberiadis astronomi preclarissimi Liber de natiuitatibus & interrogationibus (Venitiis, 1503), of which the original title is Kitâb al-Mawâlid (‘Book of Nativities'). Translated by Joh...
Died on 1237
Muhammad ibn Fattuh al-Khamairi, flourished in the early 13th century. He is known for eight works at least. In the year 1212-3 he constructed an astrolabe in Seville, which in 1873 could be found in the French collection of H. Sauvaire, who had acquired it in Cairo; however today's possessor of the...
Died on 777
Ibrahim al-Fazari (d. 777 CE) was an 8th-century mathematician and astronomer at the Abbasid court of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid.   He composed various astronomical writings ("on the astrolabe", "on the armillary spheres", "on the calendar").   The Caliph ordered him and his son...
Died on 1320
In this short bio-bibliography of Kamal al-Din al-Farisi, Dr Saira Malik presents succinctly the life and work of one of the most original scientists of the Islamic tradition. The author of Tanqih al-Manazir was indeed a prominent physicist, mathematician, and scientist of the early 14th century, an...

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