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Born on 1236 Died on 1304
Jacob ben Machir ibn Tibbon was a Provençal, Jewish astronomer. Jacob occupies a considerable place in the history of astronomy in the Middle Ages. His works, translated into Latin, were quoted by Copernicus, Reinhold, and Clavius. He was also highly reputed as a physician, and, according to Jean As...
Born on 640 Died on 708
Jacob of Edessa was one of the most distinguished of Syriac writers.
Mahmud ibn Muhammad ibn Umar Jaghmini, or al-Jaghmini was a 14th-century Persian physician. He was born at Jaghmin, a village in Khwarezm (Khiva), current day Uzbekistan.   Little is known of his life. He is known only through his very short epitome of The Canon of Medicine by Avicenna th...
Born on 14 Aug, 1414 Died on 19 Nov, 1492
Nur ad-Dīn Abd ar-Rahmān Jāmī is known for his achievements as a scholar, mystic, writer, composer of numerous lyrics and idylls, historian, and the greatest Persian and Tajik Sufi poets of the 15th century. Jami was primarily an outstanding poet-theologian of the school of Ibn Arabi and a prominent...

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