Scholars A-Z

Born on 800 Died on 860
Al-Abbas ibn Said al-Jawhari was an an Arab mathematician. He lived and worked in Damascus and Baghdad. He is known for writing a book, Commentary on Euclid's Elements. We know little of al-Jawhari's life except that he was associated with the remarkable House of Wisdom that was set up in Baghd...
Born on 740 Died on 828
al-Aṣmaʿī, in full Abū Saʿīd ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Qurayb al-Aṣmaʿī   (born c. 740, Basra, Iraq—died 828, Basra), noted scholar and anthologist, one of the three leading members of the Basra school of Arabic philology. Click here for more information.
Born on 786 Died on 833
Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ibn Matar was one of the most influential translators of the late 8th and early 9th centuries in Baghdad, then the capital of the ʿAbbāsid Empire. Click here for more information.
Born on 1099 Died on 1100
Al-Idrisi was a noteworthy and original geographer. He used in a creative way the system of cylindrical projection of the Earth's surface, which was to be claimed some centuries later, in 1569, by the Flemish Gerard Mercator. Al-Idrisi's other merit, according to Udovitch is the extensive informatio...

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