Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani

Full name: 
`Ali ibn al-Husayn ul-Isfahānī
Arabic name: 
أبو الفرج الأصفهاني
Date of birth: 
897
Date of death: 
967

Literary scholar who is famous for his Book of Songs (Kitab al-Aghani), an encyclopaedic and fundamental work on Arabic songs, composers, poets, and musicians.