Al-Jahiz

Full name: 
Abū ʿUthman ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Kinānī al-Baṣrī
Arabic name: 
أبو عثمان عمرو بن بحر الكناني البصري
Date of birth: 
776
Date of death: 

He was an Arabic prose writer, historian, and author of works of adab, Mu'tazili theology, and politico-religious polemics.