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Born on 29 Dec, 1256 Died on 31 Jul, 1321
Ibn al‐Bannāʾ al‐Marrākushī al-Azdi was a Moroccan mathematician, astronomer, Islamic scholar, Sufi, and a one-time astrologer.   The crater Al-Marrakushi on the Moon is named after him.
Born on 1197 Died on 1248
Dhya Eddin Abu Mohammed Abdallah ben Ahmed al Malaky (from Malaga) (1197-1248) was known as Ibn al Baytar (translated as son of the vet). He is the author of the richest repository of medical natural history amongst Muslims. Ibn-al-Baytar was born in Malaga but travelled in Spain and North Africa as...
Died on 951
Ibn Al-Daya was the author of the Sirat Ahmad b. Tulun wa'bnihi Khumarawayh (Biography of Ibn Tulun and his son Khumarawayh). This is a biography of the first Tulunid rulers of Egypt. For more detail click here.
Born on 1312 Died on 1359
ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Ibn al-Durayhim was an Arab cryptologist who gave detailed descriptions of eight cipher systems that discussed substitution ciphers, leading to the earliest suggestion of a "tableau" of the kind that two centuries later became known as the "Vigenère table".   His book en...

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