Ibn Khallikan

Full name: 
Shams al-Dīn Abū Al-ʿAbbās Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad Ibn Khallikān
Arabic name: 
شمس الدين أبو العباس أحمد بن محمد بن خلكان
Date of birth: 
22 Sep, 1211
Date of death: 
30 Oct, 1282

Ibn Khallikan undertook work on his dictionary whilst acting as a man of the law in Damascus and then in Cairo. From 1260 to 1270 and also after 1277, he was chief Qadi of Syria with residence in Damascus, where he also taught in various colleges, chiefly at the Aminiya madrasa until his death in 1282.

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