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Born on 998 Died on 1061
An Egyptian physician, astrologer and astronomer, born in Jiza (ca. 998-ca. 1061). He was a commentator on Greek medicine, and in particular on Galen and Hippocrates. He is also known for his observation of the Supernova that appeared in the sky in 1006, which he mentioned in his commentary on Ptole...
Born on 1040
Bahya ibn Paquda was a Jewish philosopher known for his major work Kitab al-Hidaya ila Fara'd al-Qulub. Please click here for more information.
Born on 1172
Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti was a vizier around whom much scholarship thrived in Aleppo. He was born in Egypt, in the year 1172. At a young age, his father took him to Cairo to learn to read and write, then he left Cairo for Jerusalem then, finally Aleppo, where he spent the rest of his life, first by...
Born on 900 Died on 960
Jewish physician and one of the first scholars to make a comparative study of the Hebrew and Arabic languages. He practiced medicine at the Fatamid court of al-Qayrawan, (now in Tunisia) and, like other educated Jewish people of his time, was versed in Hebrew. The work for which he is best known was...

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