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Born on 860 Died on 940
We still have al-Iqd al-Farid (The Precious Necklace) of Ibn ‘Abd Rabbihi which includes among a multiplicity of matters, a history of the Umayyads of Spain, culminating with a rajaz poem on the military expeditions under Abd Al-Rahman III an-Nassir. For more detail click here.
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.
Muhamad B. Ali Rustum Al-Khurasani was an engineer, who between 1146 and 1169, constructed the clock placed at the Bab Jairun (often called the bab as'aa, (door of the clock) of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, which had been burnt down in 1166-7. This clock was seen and described by travellers such...
Born on 1364 Died on 1436
Qadi Zada al-Rumi (1364-1440 C.E.) Qadi Zada studied mathematics and astronomy in Transoxiana; then a great cultural centre. In 1383, Qadi Zada gained a great reputation as a mathematician by completing a treatise on arithmetic, Risala fi'l Hisab a work which covers arithmetic, algebra and mensurati...