Scholars A-Z

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...
Astronomer and astrologer from Baghdad who flourished around 760-770, known in Latin by his works such as Omar Tiberiadis astronomi preclarissimi Liber de natiuitatibus & interrogationibus (Venitiis, 1503), of which the original title is Kitâb al-Mawâlid (‘Book of Nativities'). Translated by Joh...
Died on 1237
Muhammad ibn Fattuh al-Khamairi, flourished in the early 13th century. He is known for eight works at least. In the year 1212-3 he constructed an astrolabe in Seville, which in 1873 could be found in the French collection of H. Sauvaire, who had acquired it in Cairo; however today's possessor of the...
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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