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Born on 1162 Died on 1213
Abd al-Latif travelled extensively and spent a large part of his life in Aleppo, Cairo and Damascus, all three of which were important intellectual centres in the medieval Islamic world. Under the supervision of numerous famous teachers, he first studied introductory subjects - such as Arabic gramma...
Born on 1070 Died on 1136
Abraham bar Hiyya was a Spanish Jewish mathematician and astronomer.   Please click here for more information.
Al-Hassar was believed to have lived during the 12th century. He specialised in Islamic Inheritance Jurisprudence and was from the Maghreb (region of North Africa). It was believed that he taught mathematics in the city of Septa, located in Africa. Click here for more information.
Born on 870
Abu Bishr Matta received his Aristotelian education at the monastery of Mar Mari and came to Baghdad, where in the first decades of the 10th century he had al-Farabi, a Muslim, and Yahya ibn ‘Adi, a Jacobite Christian, among his pupils. He did not know Greek and his translations were made on the bas...

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