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Born on 1331
Abu Muqri (or Miqra) Mohammed ibn Ali al-Battiwi (fl. 1331) was a Moroccan astronomer who wrote a poem (urzaja) on the calendar, astronomy and the determination of the hours of prayer. It has been commented upon by o.a. Abd al-Rahman al-Jadiri(1375–1416) and Al-Qalasadi (141...
Born on 796 Died on 806
In the eighth century Abu Yahya Ibn al-Batriq worked as a translator for Al-Mansur. Some of the major works he translated include Galen, Hippocrates, Aristotle and Plato. Click here for more information
Born on 1080 Died on 1152
Adelard of Bath was a 12th-century English natural philosopher. He is known both for his original works and for translating many important Greek and Arab scientific works of astrology, astronomy, philosophy and mathematics into Latin from Arabic versions, which were then introduced to Western Europe...
Born on 26 Oct, 1556 Died on 22 Apr, 1627
Ahmed Baba was a Teacher, Philosopher, Arabic grammarian and author of over 40 books and various works – ranging from biographies to commentaries. He was also the last chancellor of the University of Sankore. The institution, located in Timbuktu, was the jewel in the crown of the city...

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