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Died on 1079
Abu Ibrahim ibn Aflah Al-Rakham, a marble mason, who in September 1079, completed restoration works at the Mosque of Seville after it had been damaged weeks before. For more detail click here.
Ibn al-'Awwam was a botanist who is the author of a book on farming: Kitâb al-Filaha. In this treatise, Ibn al-'Awwam proposes four procedures to collect rain water, and other artificially obtained waters. For more detail click here.
Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf, of the clan Hanifa, was a famous love poet. His family had emigrated to Khurasan, but probably returned to Basra before he was born (about 133/750). He began his career in Baghdad, where he became a favourite of Harun al-Rashid, whom he accompanied on campaigns to...
Born on 1286 Died on 1349
Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Akfani, is mostly remembered by Arabic bibliographers as a physician and an encyclopedic mind. He was born in 1286 in the city of Sinjār (present-day northern Iraq) and spent most of his life in Cairo, where he worked in the 13th-century Al-Mansuri Hospital and died a vic...

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