Scholars A-Z

Born on 640 Died on 708
Jacob of Edessa was one of the most distinguished of Syriac writers.
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
Katip Çelebi was interested in almost all intellectual disciplines, from historiography to geography, from philosophy to astronomy, from Islamic law to Koranic commentary, from Sufism to literature. Like the intellectuals of the classic periods of Islamic thought, he had a holistic conception o...
Lagâri Hasan Çelebi was a legendary Ottoman aviator who, according to a sole account written by traveller Evliya Çelebi, made a successful manned rocket flight.