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Born on 979 Died on 29 May, 1035
Ibn al‐Samḥ, known also as al‐Muhandis (the geometer), was a noted mathematician and astronomer in Andalusia and an important member of the school of Maslama al‐Majrīṭī centered in Cordova. Because of political unrest, Ibn al‐Samḥ fled to Granada where he lived out the rest of his life. There he wor...
Born on 940 Died on 1000
Mathematician who wrote a treatise On Burning Mirrors and Lense. Rashed (1990) credited Ibn Sahl with discovering the law of refraction, usually called Snell's law.
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...

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