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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...
Abu al-Hasan al-Mukhtar ibn 'Abdun was an Iraqi doctor of the Christian faith. In 1049 he left his native city to learn about other places, visiting Aleppo, Latakia, Jaffa, Cairo and Constantinople. He spent the end of his life in a monastery near Antioch, where he took his vows. ...