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The making of astrolabes, a branch of applied science of great status, was practiced by one woman, Al-'Ijliyah bint al-'Ijli al-Asturlabi, who followed her father's profession in Aleppo and was employed at the court of Sayf al-Dawlah (333 H/944 CE-357/967), one of the powerful Hamdanid rulers in nor...
Born on 800 Died on 860
Al-Jawhari, Abu Al-Abbas (ca. 800-860) was a 9th century Arab mathematician. He lived and worked in Damascus and Baghdad. He is known for writing a book, Commentary on Euclid's Elements.
Born on 740 Died on 828
Considered as the first Muslim scientist who contributed to Zoology, Botany and Animal Husbandry. His famous writings include Kitab al-Ibil, Kitab al-Khalil, Kitab al-Wuhush, Kitab al-Sha, and Kitab Khalq al-Insan. The last book on human anatomy demonstrates his considerable knowledge and expertise...
Born on 786 Died on 833
Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar was an Arab mathematician and translator.   Almost nothing is known about his life, except that he was active in Baghdad, then the capital of the ʿAbbāsid Empire.   He was the first author who translated Euclid's Elements from Greek into Arabic. Hi...

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