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Born on 1304 Died on 1369
Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta was born in Tangier in 1304. His year of death is uncertain, possibly 1368-69. He was a Moroccan traveller, geographer, botanist and man of the law. At times he was a Qadi or judge; however, he is best known as a traveller and explorer, whose account documents his t...
The physcian Ibn Butlan - or to give him his full name, Abu'l Hasan Al Mukhtar ibn Abdun ibn Sa'dun Ibn Butlan - was a Nestorian Christian Arab who lived and practiced in Baghdad in the first half of the 11th Century CE. Ibn Butlan was more than just a student of translated theses and texts, howe...
Born on 837 Died on 933
Ibn Durayd, in full Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Azdī ibn Durayd (born 837/838, Basra, Iraq—died Aug. 13, 933, Baghdad), Arab philologist who wrote a large Arabic dictionary, Jamharat al-lughah (“Collection of Language”). Ibn Durayd’s dictionary was written in Fārs and was inspired in part b...
Born on 1437 Died on 1513
Ibn Ghazi al-Miknasi was a scholar from Morocco who specialised in history, Islamic law, Arabic philology and mathematics.

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