Taqi al-Din al-Shami

Full name: 
Taqi Al-Din Mohammad bin Ma'aroof bin Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Mohammad bin Ahmad bin Yousef bin Mohammad Al-Shami
Arabic name: 
تقي الدين محمد بن معروف بن أحمد بن محمد بن محمد بن أحمد بن يوسف بن محمد الشامي
Date of birth: 
1525
Date of death: 
1585

Taqi Al-Din was born in Damascus in 1525/6 CE. He died in 1585 in Istanbul, Turkey. His full name was Taqi Al-Din Mohammad bin Ma'aroof bin Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Mohammad bin Ahmad bin Yousef bin Mohammad Al-Shami. He was the son of a judge and he became a judge himself. He was described by his contemporaries as the greatest Scientist / Engineer on earth.