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Died on 1160
A famed architect who also contributed to the erection of the Giralda, is Ahmad ibn Baso. He spent his youth in Seville, and in 1160 directed architectural works for the Almohads at Gibraltar, later erecting some public buildings and frontier fortresses in Cordova. For more detail click here.
Died on 1085
Ibn Bassal joined the court of Al-Mutamid for whom he created a new royal garden. For more detail click here.
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...