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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...
Died on 1029
Muhammad ibn Al-Safar, who in 1029 made an astrolabe which, centuries after, was found in the Sprenger collection. It was later transferred to the Staatsbibliothek of Berlin and can today be located in the Westdeutsche Bibliothek of Marburg (still in Germany). For more detail click here.
Born on 1572 Died on 1640
Ṣadr ad-Dīn Muḥammad Shīrāzī was an Iranian Shia Islamic philosopher, theologian and ‘Ālim who led the Iranian cultural renaissance in the 17th century. According to Oliver Leaman, Mulla Sadra is arguably the single most important and influential philosopher in the Muslim world in the last four...

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