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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...
Died on 1266
Al Urdi (d. 1266) from Aleppo, is famed for his Kitab Al-Hayah (A Book on astronomy). He was the first astronomer associated with Maragha to initiate constructing planetary models. He built astronomical instruments and wrote The instruments of the observatory of Maragha. Al-Urdi is also an architect...
Ibn Abi Usaybia was a Muslim physician and historian of medicine. He was born in Damascus where he studied medicine before immigrating to Cairo; there he was physician at the hospital; he then became physician to the Emir Azeddin in Sarkar. For more detail click here.
Born on 24 Feb, 1934 Died on 16 Jul, 1998
Dr. Mahbub-ul-Haq was a Pakistani game theorist, economist, and professor of microeconomics at the University of Karachi who served as the 13th Finance Minister of Pakistan from April 10, 1985 till January 28, 1988. He was involved in the human development theory (HDP), and the founder of the H...

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