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Abu l-Hasan 'Ali ibn Abi l-Rijal, was an Arab astrologer who was active in the first half of the ninth century. He penned the famous, Kitāb al-Mawālīd, or ‘Book of Nativities’. Click here for more information.
Al-Uqlidisi is a mathematician who is only known to us through two manuscripts on arithmetic, Kitab al-fusul fi al-hisab al-Hindi and Kitab al-hajari fi al-hisab. Despite this he is a figure of some importance and has prompted an interesting scholarly argument among historians of science. Click h...
Born on 920 Died on 990
Dunash Ben Labrat,  Labrat also spelled Librat, also called Al-abrad, or Adonina Ha-levi (born c. 920, Fès, Mor.?—died c. 990, Córdoba?), Hebrew poet and grammarian who was the first to use Arabic metres in his verse, thus inaugurating a new mode in Hebrew poetry. His strictures on th...
Born on 1210 Died on 1267
Ibn al-Lubudi was a physician, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, born in Aleppo in 1210; died after 1267. He studied medicine in Damascus under the famed al-Dakhwar, then Ibn al-Lubudi entered the services of Mansur Ibrahim ruler of Hims (1239-45), and then Najm Eddin Ayyub appointed him go...

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