Scholars A-Z

Born on 1100
Yaḥya ibn Saʿīd al-Anṭākī (i.e. of Antioch) was a Melkite Christian historian and physician in the eleventh century. Click here for more information.
Born on 1179 Died on 1229
Yaqut Al-Hamawi's early scholarly activities consisted in copying and selling manuscripts, whilst studying Arabic and grammar. Yaqut could not settle in one place though and travelled much, first as a merchant, then as a geographer fascinated by places and their diverse populations, dress and ways.
Born on 1400 Died on 1489
Al-Umawi, who's full name is Abu Abdallah Yaish ibn Ibrahim ibn Yusuf ibn Simak al-Umawi, is said to have lived from around 1400 to around 1489. Although al-Umawi lived in Damascus in Syria, he came from Andalusia in the south of Spain. Al-Umawi was a mathematical scholar of whic...
Died on 796
Ya ʿqūb ibn Tāriq was the astronomer most closely connected with al–Fāzarīin introducing the Zīj al–Sindhind to Islamic scientists; he seems, in fact, to have collaborated personally with the Indian astronomer who came to Baghdad with an embassy from Sind in 771 or 773. The most important...

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