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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...
Born on 1282 Died on 1349
Towards the middle of the 8th/14th century, a scholar of Almeria, Abū Uthmān Sa'd b. Abū Ja'far Ahmad Ibn Luyūn al-Tujjbī (d. 750/1349) wrote his Kitāb Ibdā' al-malāha wa-inhā' al-rajāha fī usūl sinā'at al-filāha. The work of an amateur, it is an abridgement in verse, based essentially on...
Born on 971 Died on 1029
From his works we know that Kushyar was primarily an astronomer who wrote texts on astronomy and geography. He produced astronomical tables and also wrote a work on the astrolabe. Most significant in terms of this archive is his work on Hindu reckoning being the earliest known work on Arabic arithme...

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