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Born on 946 Died on 1000
Al-Muqaddasi (or Al-Maqdisi), (b. 946 - d. 1000 C.E.), originally from Al-Quds (Jerusalem), hence his name, is by far one of the most instructive of all early Islamic writers on the society of Islam. His works, generally, can be found under the subject of geography. Related Articles: *  A...
Ali Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi was a Mechanical engineer and author of the treatise "The Book of Secrets about the Results of Thoughts". This treatise is the earliest description in Arabic of water clocks. This book deals with water clocks and other devices using automata. The treatise consists of 31 mode...
Born on 1130 Died on 1180
Al Samaw’al Ben Yahya al Maghribi (1171) 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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