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Born on 973 Died on 1058
Al-Maʿarrī, in full Abū al-ʿAlāʾ Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Maʿarrī  (born December 973, Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān, near Aleppo, Syria—died May 1057, Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān) was an Arab poet, known for his virtuosity and for the originality and pessimism of his vision. Click here for more i...
Alī Ibn Khalaf al-Murādī, (11th century) Al-Andalus, was a Mechanical engineer and author of the unique technological manuscript entitled Kitāb al-asrār fī natā'ij al-afkār (The Book of Secrets in the Results of Thoughts). It was copied and used at the court of Alfonso VI of León and Castile in Chri...
Born on 1130 Died on 1180
Al Samaw’al Ben Yahya al Maghribi drew up charts of computations of long division of polynomials; one of the best contributions to the history of mathematics.
Born on 1193 Died on 15 Nov, 1280
Albertus Magnus, also known as Albert the Great, was one of the most universal thinkers to appear during the Middle Ages. Even more so than his most famous student, St. Thomas of Aquinas, Albert's interests ranged from natural science all the way to theology. He made contributions to logic, psycholo...

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