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Born on 22 Sep, 1211 Died on 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 12...
Abu Dja‘far Ahmad ibn ‘Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Khatima Al-Ansari, known as Ibn Khatima, is one of the most important intellectuals of the Medieval Moorish Spain. He wrote works in different fields, such as literature (poetry), history and medicine, and his major work in the sphere of medicine is entitl...
Born on 820 Died on 912
Abu'l-Qasim Ubaydallah ibn Abdallah ibn Khordadbeh was the author of the earliest surviving Arabic book of administrative geography, and Persian geographer and bureaucrat of the 9th century. He was the son of Abdallah ibn Khordadbeh, a promient Abbasid general, who was the son of a Zoroastrian...
Born on 1282 Died on 1349
Towards the middle of the 8th/14th century, a scholar of Almeria, Abū Uthmān Sa'd b. Abū Ja'far Ahmad Ibn Luyūn al-Tujjbī (d. 750/1349) wrote his Kitāb Ibdā' al-malāha wa-inhā' al-rajāha fī usūl sinā'at al-filāha. The work of an amateur, it is an abridgement in verse, based essentially on...

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