Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti

Full name: 
Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti
Arabic name: 
جمال الدين إبن القفتي
Date of birth: 
1172

Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti was a vizier around whom much scholarship thrived in Aleppo. He was born in Egypt, in the year 1172. At a young age, his father took him to Cairo to learn to read and write, then he left Cairo for Jerusalem then, finally Aleppo, where he spent the rest of his life, first by the side of Emir Maymun al-Kasry.