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Born on 11 Jul, 154
One of the earliest known figures of Syriac Christianity was the philosopher-theologian Bardaisan of Edessa (c. 154-222 CE). Click here for more information.
Born on 1130 Died on 1173
Benjamin of Tudela was a Spanish rabbi who was the first known European traveler to approach the frontiers of China and whose account of his journey, Massaʿot (The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela, 1907), illuminates the situation of Jews in Europe and Asia in the 12th century. Click here for mo...
Born on 920 Died on 990
Dunash Ben Labrat,  Labrat also spelled Librat, also called Al-abrad, or Adonina Ha-levi (born c. 920, Fès, Mor.?—died c. 990, Córdoba?), Hebrew poet and grammarian who was the first to use Arabic metres in his verse, thus inaugurating a new mode in Hebrew poetry. His strictures on th...
Born on 02 Jan, 1938
Farouk El-Baz is an Egyptian American scientist who worked with NASA to assist in the planning of scientific exploration of the Moon, including the selection of landing sites for the Apollo missions and the training of astronauts in lunar observations and photography.   He is married, has...

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