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A 9th century Persian physician from Khuzestan. He was a member of a prominent family of Nestorian Christian physicians, the Banu Bukhtishu‘ (or Bakhtishu‘) originally from Jundishapur in Khuzastan who worked in Baghdad from the 8th through to the 10th centuries. Yuhanna Ibn Bukhtishu was the son...
Died on 857
Yuhanna ibn Masawayh (Mesue) was one of the celebrated and most authoritative Christian doctors and educators of his time. He served a number of Caliphs of Baghdad, from al-Ma'mum to al-Mutawakkil, during whose reign Mesue died in 857 C.E. Click here for more information.
Yuhanna ibn Sarabiyun (beginning of 9th century) known in Latin as Ibn Serapion, Yuhanna ibn Sarabiyun was a geographer. He authored a book on geography containing a description of the various seas, islands, lakes, mountains and rivers of the world. His descriptions of the Euphrates and Tigris and o...
One of the most interesting documents to come to light in the past decade has been that discovered by Djebbar and Hogendijk, a substantial part of the mathematical compendium, Book of Perfection (Istikmal), written in the 11th century by Yusuf al-Mu'taman ibn Hud, a savant who ruled the Spanish king...

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