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Born on 801 Died on 873
A Muslim Arab polymath who flourished in Baghdad (c. 801–873 CE). He was a philosopher, scientist, astronomer, chemist, mathematician, musician, physician, and physicist. Al-Kindi was the first of the Muslim Peripatetic philosophers, and among his numerous other accomplishments he is well known for...
One of the most highly regarded of ophthalmological manuals was that covering 130 eye ailments writte by 'Ali ibn 'Isa al-Kahhal (d. 1010/400 H) who practiced in Baghdad. Click here for more information.
Born on 1186 Died on 1242
Dhayfa Khatun, the powerful wife of the Ayyubid ruler of Aleppo al-Zahir Ghazi, was the Queen of Aleppo for six years. She was born in Aleppo in 1186 CE. Her father was King al-Adel, the brother of Salah al-Din Al-Ayyubi and her brother was King al-Kamel. She was married to king al-Zahir the son of...
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...

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