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Died on 1033
Ibn Al-Thahabi was famous for writing the first known alphabetical encyclopedia of medicine. Click here for more information.
Born on 1236 Died on 1304
Jacob ben Machir ibn Tibbon, known as Don Profeit or Profatius Judaeus (ca. 1236-1305). Profatius studied medicine at Montpellier and seems to have lived in Spain for a year. He translated from Arabic to Hebrew Euclid's Elements and Data, Alhazen's On the Configuration of the World,...
Born on 1200
Al-Tarsusi wrote a military manual for Salah al-Din titled "Instruction of the Masters on the Means of Deliverance in Wars from Disaster, and the Unfurling of the Banners of Information: On Equipment and Engines which aid in Encounters with Enemies." In it we find the first clearly written record of...
Born on 900 Died on 960
Muhammad ibn-Umail al-Tamimi was often referred to as al-Sadik. In English al-Sadik becomes "Zadith" and ibn-Umail is translated as "son of Hamuel." He wrote three treatises on alchemy, the most famous of which is Kitab al-ma' al-waraqi wal-ard an-najmiyah, or The Book...

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