Born on 1226 Died on 30 Jul, 1286
Bar Hebraeus was a medieval Syrian scholar noted for his encyclopaedic learning in science and philosophy and for his enrichment of Syriac literature by the introduction of Arabic culture. Click here for more information.
Born on 11 Jul, 154
One of the earliest known figures of Syriac Christianity was the philosopher-theologian Bardaisan of Edessa (c. 154-222 CE). Click here for more information.
Born on 1130 Died on 1173
Benjamin of Tudela was a Spanish rabbi who was the first known European traveler to approach the frontiers of China and whose account of his journey, Massaʿot (The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela, 1907), illuminates the situation of Jews in Europe and Asia in the 12th century. Click here for mo...
Died on 1599
Dawud was born in Antioch. He was blind and paraplegic and was nick-named AI-Basir (the non-seeing), as his paraplegia had improved. He studied Medicine and excelled. He travelled to Alep, Damascus and Cairo where he taught. He was particularly gifted in logic, philosophy, astronomy and medicine....