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Rashid Al-Din was a well-recognised botanist and his passion and knowledge of the subject places him amongst the greatest botanists. For more detail click here.
Born on 1177 Died on 1241
Al-Suri was born and brought up in Tyre, then part of Lebanon and derives his name al-Suri from the name of the city in Arabic"Sur". After completing his preliminary education in Tyre, he moved to Jerusalem, under Ayyubid control, where he served as a phy...
Died on 1220
Fakhr al-Dīn Ridhwān ibn Rustam al-Sā'ātī (d. between 618-626 H/1220-1229 CE) was a scholar and mechanical engineer, author of the book ‘Ilm al-sā'āt wa 'l-'amal bihā in which he described the famous public clock set in Damascus by his father.
Robert of Chester's activities lies in the decade from 1140 to 1150. He was an Englishman by birth and variously known as Robert of Ketton, Robertus Retinensis, and Robert of Chester. In 1141, already familiar with Arabic, he and his associate, Hermann of Carinthia, were discovered in the region of...