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Born on 979 Died on 29 May, 1035
Ibn al-Samh was born in Cordoba (979) and died in Granada (1035). He grew up in a learned milieu: he was a disciple of Maslama of Madrid (d. 1007), and became a prominent astronomer and mathematician in his school, one of the most important centres for the study of the exact sciences in al-Andalus....
Born on 940 Died on 1000
Ibn Sahl was a geometer who worked in the late 10th century. Although he is not mentioned in the known biobibliographical sources from the medieval period, Ibn Sahl is mentioned by Ibn al‐Haytham, whose working life spanned the late 10th and early 11th centuries. On the other hand, he commented...
Died on 845
With Ibn Sa'ad begins a new genre which initiates biographies of Tabaqats (classes). His treatise Kitâb al-Tabaqat al-Kabîr (the Great Book of Classes) deals with the biographies of the Prophet (pbuh) and his companions and later dignitaries of Islam till 845. For more detail click here.
Born on 980 Died on 1037
The famous Muslim philosopher and scientist whose leadership is proved by his title, al-Shaykh al-Ra'īs. He was born in 980 in Kharmaithen (near Bukhara, now in Uzbekistan), and died in June 1037 in Hamadan (now in Iran). He wrote almost 450 works on a wide range of subjects, of which around 240...