Al-'Ijlia

Full name: 
Miriam Al-'Ijliyah bint al-'Ijli al-Asturlabi
Arabic name: 
مريم الاجليا الاسطرلاب

The making of astrolabes, a branch of applied science of great status, was practiced by one woman, Al-'Ijliyah bint al-'Ijli al-Asturlabi, who followed her father's profession in Aleppo and was employed at the court of Sayf al-Dawlah (333 H/944 CE-357/967), one of the powerful Hamdanid rulers in northern Syria who guarded the frontier with the Byzantine empire in the tenth century CE.