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Born on 1914 Died on 23 Jan, 1991
Sa'īdān was born in 1914 into an Arabic family in Safad (Palestine). He was a student of the Arabic College in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and at the American University in Beirut, where he took the degree of Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1934. Beirut had a strong tradition of studies in the history...
Born on 800 Died on 860
Al-Abbas ibn Said al-Jawhari was an an Arab mathematician. He lived and worked in Damascus and Baghdad. He is known for writing a book, Commentary on Euclid's Elements. We know little of al-Jawhari's life except that he was associated with the remarkable House of Wisdom that was set up in Baghd...
Died on 990
Abu Hamid Ahmed ibn Mohammed al-Saghani al-Asturlabi (meaning the astrolabe maker of Saghan, near Merv) was a Persian astronomer and historian of science. He flourished in Baghdad, where he died in 379-380 A.H/ 990 A.D.   An inventor and maker of instruments, he worked in Sharaf al-dawla'...
Born on 1428 Died on 1497
Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Rahman al-Sakhawi was a reputable Shafi'i Muslim hadith scholar and historian who was born in Cairo. "Al-Sakhawi" refers to the village of Sakha in Egypt, where his relatives belonged. He was a prolific writer that excelled in the knowledge of hadith, tafsir, litera...

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