Zakariya al-Qazwini

Full name: 
Abu Yahya Zakariya' ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini
Arabic name: 
أبو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزویني
Date of birth: 
1203
Date of death: 
1283

Abu Yahya Zakariya' ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini was an Arab or Persian physician, astronomer, geographer and proto-science fiction writer. He belonged to a family of jurists who had long before settled in Qazvin. He was a descendant of the Medina sahabi Anas bin Malik.