Scholars A-Z

Born on 1195 Died on 1256
Johannes de Sacrobosco, also written Ioannis de Sacro Bosco was a scholar, monk, and astronomer who was a teacher at the University of Paris. He is notable for three things. First, he wrote a short introduction to the Hindu-Arabic numeral system which became the most widely read introduction to that...
The title of the first nurse of Islam is credited to Koaiba Bint Saad Al Aslamiyya.
Born on 920 Died on 970
Menahem ben Saruq was a Spanish-Jewish philologist of the tenth century CE. He was a skilled poet and polyglot.
Born on 1489 Died on 1588
Mimar Koca Sinan, the "Great Architect Sinan", was born in Anatolia, Turkey in 1489; he died in Istanbul in 1588. Generally considered the greatest of all Ottoman architects, his career spanned about 50 years since he was appointed chief royal architect to the Ottoman court by Sultan Suleyman I in 1...

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