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Died on 1331
Al-Nuwairi's role in the Mamluk administration is reflected in his work Nihayat al-Arab fifunun al-Adab, a vast encyclopedia designed to contain "all the knowledge that was indispensable for a first-class scribe." Nearly half the work is devoted to history, arranged however, not in the manner of a u...
Died on 993
Abu Al-Faraj Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Abi Ya'qub Al-Nadim Al-Warraq Al-Baghdadî was a historian and bibliographer. He completed in 987-88 his "Index of the Sciences" or Fihrist al-Ulum. It is, to use his own words, "the index of the books of all peoples of the Arabs and non-Arabs whereof somewhat exis...
Born on 1213 Died on 17 Dec, 1288
Ibn al-Nafis (b. near Damascus 13th century; d. Cairo Dec 1288.) studied medicine at the Great Nuri hospital in Damascus that was founded by Nur Eddin Zangi. Amongst Ibn al-Nafis' great works is Kitab al-Shamil fi sinaat al-Tibiyya (Comprehensive book on the art of medicine), which he wrote in his t...
Born on 1200 Died on 1300
Jordanus de Nemore was a thirteenth-century European mathematician who wrote treatises on at least 6 different important mathematical subjects: the science of weights; “algorismi” treatises on practical arithmetic; pure arithmetic; algebra; geometry; and stereographic projection. Most of these treat...

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