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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...
Ibn Khatima was the first to observe that mankind is surrounded by minute bodies which enter the human body i.e. aware of the theory of germs. Ibn Khatima was another great thinker from the Islamic world. During his time he had seen the ravages of the plague around the Mediterranean. He did...
Born on 820 Died on 912
Abu'l-Qasim Ubaydallah ibn Abdallah ibn Khordadbeh was the author of the earliest surviving Arabic book of administrative geography, and Persian geographer and bureaucrat of the 9th century. He was the son of Abdallah ibn Khordadbeh, a promient Abbasid general, who was the son of a Zoroastrian...
Died on 1209
Ibn Mammati wrote an account of the Egyptian government under the Ayyubid Sultan Salah Al-Din, the Kitâb Qawanin al-Dawawin (Statutes of the Councils of State). For more detail click here.

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