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Abu Sahl 'Isa ibn Yahya al-Masihi al-Jurjani was a Persian Christian physician, from Gorgan, east of the Caspian Sea, in Iran.   He was the teacher of Avicenna. He wrote an encyclopedic treatise on medicine of one hundred chapters (al-mā'a fi-l-sanā'a al-tabi'iyyah; Arabic: المائة في...
Born on 988 Died on 1061
Abul Hasan Al-Misrî, was a physician and author of many medical writings of which the most popular was his commentary on Galen's Ars Parva which was translated by Gherardo Cremonese. For more detail click here.
Born on 1421
Ahmad ibn Majid was one of the most famous Arab navigators. He became famous in the West as the navigator who has been associated with helping Vasco da Gama find his way from Africa to India. He was the author of nearly 40 works of poetry and prose. His most important work was Kitab al-Fawa’id fi Us...
Born on 786 Died on 833
Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar was an Arab mathematician and translator.   Almost nothing is known about his life, except that he was active in Baghdad, then the capital of the ʿAbbāsid Empire.   He was the first author who translated Euclid's Elements from Greek into Arabic. Hi...

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