Scholars A-Z

Born on 640 Died on 708
Jacob Of Edessa, (born c. 640, ʿEn-deba, Antioch province, Syria [now Antioch, Tur.]—died 708), distinguished Christian theologian, historian, philosopher, exegete, and grammarian, who became bishop of Edessa (c. 684). His strict discipline giving offense, he retir...
Born on 1192 Died on 1262
Kamal Eddin Ibn al-Adim (1192-1262) is the historian of his native city, Aleppo, most especially through his enormous biographical work, not yet published in modern times: Bughyat al-Talab (The student's desire), which is a collection of biographies of the famous men of Aleppo arranged alphabeticall...
Born on 1609 Died on 1657
Kâtip Çelebi was arguably the most important Ottoman intellectual figure of the 17th century. Being the author of many works in the fields of bio-bibliography, geography, history and economics, he held reformist opinions and cultivated knowledge of both the classical Islamic tradition in science and...
Lagâri Hasan Çelebi was an Ottoman aviator. According to Evliya Çelebi the voyager, he made a successful manned rocket flight.

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