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Born on 942 Died on 1017
The Nestorian Ibn al-Khammar, whose complete name is Abu l-Khayr al-Hassan ibn Suwar Ibn Baba Ibn al-Khammar, was born in 331/942 or 943 in Baghdad and died around 421/1030. He was a pupil of Yahy Ibn 'Adi and belonged to the philosophical circle of Abu Sulayman as-Sidjistani in Baghad. Later he was...
Born on 16 Nov, 1313 Died on 1374
Ibn al-Khatib, known as Lisan al-din, 1313-1374, was the greatest Muslim writer of Granada and the last great intellectual, writer, and statesman of Muslim Spain. Click here for more information.
Muslim Abu Ahmad al-Husayn b. Ishak Ibn Karnib, a mutakallim (a scholar of the study of Kalam or Islamic scholastic theology) interested in natural philosophy (Fihrist, 263). Click here for more information.
Born on 22 Sep, 1211 Died on 30 Oct, 1282
Ibn Khallikan undertook work on his dictionary whilst acting as a man of the law in Damascus and then in Cairo. From 1260 to 1270 and also after 1277, he was chief Qadi of Syria with residence in Damascus, where he also taught in various colleges, chiefly at the Aminiya madrasa until his death in 12...