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Died on 758
In chemistry, historical sources quote the name of Maryam Al-Zinyani. Some scholars suggested that Maryam Al-Zinyani is Maryam bint Abdullah al-Hawary who died in year 758 CE in Kairouan. In addition to writing poetry, Maryam was skilled in chemistry.
Died on 1015
Masawaih al-Mardini was a Syrian physician. He was born in Mardin, Upper Mesopotamia. After working in Baghdad, he entered to the service of the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. He died in 1015 in Cairo at the age of ninety.
A leading 8th-century Iraqi Jewish astrologer and astronomer from the city of Basra. As a young man he participated in the founding of Baghdad in 762 by working with a group of astrologers led by Naubakht to pick an electional horoscope for the founding of the city. He wrote over 20 works on astrolo...
Maslama al‐Majrīṭī was considered by his Andalusian contemporaries as the foremost authority of his time in the field of astronomy. He traveled as a young man to Cordova, the capital of the Umayyad caliphate, where he studied and worked until his death. His achievements are mainly in the field of ma...