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Born on 1114 Died on 1187
Gerard of Cremona was an Italian translator of scientific books from Arabic into Latin. He worked in Toledo, Spain and obtained the Arabic books in the libraries at Toledo. Some of the books had been originally written in Greek and were unavailable in Greek or Latin in Europe at the time. Gerard of...
Labana of Cordoba was thoroughly versed in the exact sciences; her talents were equal to the solution of the most complex geometrical and algebraic problems, and her vast acquaintance with general literature obtained her the important employment of private secretary to the Caliph Al-Hakam II.
Robert of Chester's activities lies in the decade from 1140 to 1150. He was an Englishman by birth and variously known as Robert of Ketton, Robertus Retinensis, and Robert of Chester. In 1141, already familiar with Arabic, he and his associate, Hermann of Carinthia, were discovered in the region of...