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Born on 1282 Died on 1349
Towards the middle of the 8th/14th century, a scholar of Almeria, Abū Uthmān Sa'd b. Abū Ja'far Ahmad Ibn Luyūn al-Tujjbī (d. 750/1349) wrote his Kitāb Ibdā' al-malāha wa-inhā' al-rajāha fī usūl sinā'at al-filāha. The work of an amateur, it is an abridgement in verse, based essentially on...
Born on 971 Died on 1029
From his works we know that Kushyar was primarily an astronomer who wrote texts on astronomy and geography. He produced astronomical tables and also wrote a work on the astrolabe. Most significant in terms of this archive is his work on Hindu reckoning being the earliest known work on Arabic arithme...
Labana of Cordoba was thoroughly versed in the exact sciences; her talents were equal to the solution of the most complex geometrical and algebraic problems, and her vast acquaintance with general literature obtained her the important employment of private secretary to the Caliph Al-Hakam II. Cli...
Lagâri Hasan Çelebi was an Ottoman aviator. According to Evliya Çelebi the voyager, he made a successful manned rocket flight.

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