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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...
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. ...
Died on 1567
Ala al-Din Ali ibn Abd-al-Malik Husam al-Din al-Muttaqi al-Hindi (The exalter of faith, Ali son of servant of AllahThe King, from India) was a Sunni Muslim Islamic scholar who is known for writing Kanz al-Ummal.
Born on 837 Died on 933
In Duraid was a geographer, genealogist, poet, and philologist. He wrote a large Arabic dictionary, "The Collection on the Language". He also wrote on the genealogy of the Arab tribes.