Born on 809 Died on 873
Hunayn was the son of a Nestorian pharmacist in Al-Antrah in southern Iraq. He must have been brought up speaking Arabic, but using Syriac for educational purposes and in church. He studied medicine in Jundishapur and Baghdad, and improved his Arabic by studying Arabic grammar in Basra. He also spen...
Born on 803 Died on 871
Ibn al-Hakam provides an early history of Egypt is the Futuh Misr wa'l Maghrib wa Akhbaruha (Conquest of Egypt and the Maghrib; Conquest of Egypt and the Accounts thereof) in seven books. For more detail click here.
Ibn Abi Al-Hawafar wrote a treatise on ophthalmology, Natijat al-Fikar`alaj Amrad al Bassar (The Thoughtful Conclusions on the Treatment of the Diseases of Visions). For more detail click here.
Born on 1181 Died on 1205
Abu Muhammad 'Abdallah ibn al-Hafid was born in Seville in 1181-2. He became a successful physician in the Almohad service, and just as his father, he died (poisoned) in 1205-6, and was buried in Seville near his family ancestors. For more detail click here.