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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.
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
Abu Abdallah Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Muhammad Ibn Ghazi al-'Utmani al-Miknasi was a Moroccan scholar in the field of history, Islamic law, Arabic philology and mathematics. He was born in Meknes, but spent his life in Fez. Ibn Ghazi wrote a three-volume history of Meknes and a commentary to the tr...

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