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Born on 1759 Died on 24 Feb, 1851
One enterprising Asian who became a great success in his day was Sake Dean Mahomed. A soldier in the East India Company’s Bengal Regiment, he had first settled in Ireland in 1784, in the service of captain Baker with whom he worked for many years. In 1810, he established the Hindoostanee Coffee Hous...
Born on 1200 Died on 1300
Salah Al-Din ibn Yusuf Al-Kahhal bi-Hama (i.e. the eye doctor of Hama) was a Syrian oculist who flourished in Hama in 1296. He wrote for his son a very elaborate treatise of ophthalmology entitled Nur al-Uyun wa Jami al-Funun (Light of the Eyes and Collection of Rules). For more detail click here...
Born on 993 Died on 1056
Samuel ibn Naghrillah was the first major Hebrew poet, prime minister and commander-in-chief or the Muslim city-kingdom of Granada. He was at the same time an important Jewish scholar and skilled in astronomy. He and his son compiled three seperate volumes of his poetry, named after biblical books:...
Born on 900 Died on 1000
Sanad bin Ali Al-Yahoudi who was known as Al-Ma'moun's Astronomer (Munajjim Ma'mouni), and to Yahya bin Abi Mansour, and Khalid bin Abdil Malak. As a result of his observations and those of his colleagues, Sanad wrote a well-known Zeej or an ephemeris (which is a table of the calculated positions of...

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