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Born on 1305 Died on 1375
Ibn al-Shatir was a prolific author on scientific instruments, astronomy and mathematics; his most influential work being his Zij al-Jadid, composed after the non extant Taliq al-Arsad, presumably a report of his observations at Damascus, and the Nihayat al-Sul, the exposition of his planetary theor...
Died on 1033
Ibn Al-Thahabi was famous for writing the first known alphabetical encyclopedia of medicine. Click here for more information.
Born on 1008 Died on 1074
At the court of Emir al-Mamun lived the celebrated doctor Ibn al-Wafid to whom Al-Mamun granted the high position of vizier. Ibn Al-Wafid (Latin name: Abenguefit) was from Toledo where he was born in 997 and where he died in ca 1074. He was a Hispano-Muslim physician and pharmaco...
Al-Dimishqi was an economist who flourished in Damascus and other places in Syria. He composed the Kitab al-Ishara ila Mahasin al-Tijara wa Matrifa al-Jayyid al-Atrad wa Radiha wa Ghushush al-Mudallisin Fiha or Book Explaining the Benefits of Commerce and the Knowledge of Good and Bad Qualities [of...

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