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Born on 25 Jun, 1925 Died on 28 Apr, 2012
By Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani* Note of the editor This obituary is an edited version of the text appearing on the front page of the website created and maintained by the late A. Y. Al-Hassan History of Science and Technology in Islam where the interested reader can find an extensive bibliograp...
Died on 912
Ahmed Ibn Yusuf was born in Baghdad and moved to Damascus in 839, then to Cairo, where he died in 912 CE. He was a mathematician, like his father Yusuf Ibn Ibrahim. Among his works that brought him fame and influence is his Risala fi 'l-nisba wa 'l-tanasub (Treatise on ratio and proportionality)....
Born on 786 Died on 833
Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar was an Arab mathematician and translator.   Almost nothing is known about his life, except that he was active in Baghdad, then the capital of the ʿAbbāsid Empire.   He was the first author who translated Euclid's Elements from Greek into Arabic. Hi...
Born on 912 Died on 961
Ḥisdai ibn Shaprut was Jewish physician, translator, and political figure who helped inaugurate the golden age of Hebrew letters in Moorish Spain and who was a powerful statesman in a number of major diplomatic negotiations. Click here for more information.

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