Scholars A-Z

Born on 1100 Died on 1165
Moroccan cartographer, geographer and traveller (ca. 1100-ca. 1165). He was born in Sebta, Northern Morocco under the Almoravids, he died in his city after a long stay in al-Andalus and Sicily, where he lived at the court of King Roger II. Al Idrissi's best known work is his map of the world Lawh...
Al-Isfazārī flourished in Khurasan in the late 11th- early 12th century CE, a period of time when the Seljuk Turks were the main political power in the region. He was a contemporary of Umar al-Khayyam and Abd al-Raḥmān al-Khāzinī. A mathematician, astronomer, and author of texts in geometry, meteoro...
Born on 850 Died on 955
Jewish physician, astronomer and philosopher. Born in Egypt ca. 850, he lived and worked in Kairouan, where he died ca 955. He was regarded as the father of medieval Jewish Neoplatonism.
Born on 718 Died on 791
Al-Khalīl ibn Aḥmad, in full Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Khalīl ibn Aḥmad al-Farāhīdī al-Azdī    (born c. 718, Oman—died c. 791, Basra, Iraq) was an Arab philologist who compiled the first Arabic dictionary and is credited with the formulation of the rules of Arabic prosody.   Wh...

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