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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-'Urdî is a Syrian architect. He constructed the water installations of Damascus. He has also constructed astronomical instruments for Al-Mansur, the ruler of Hims. After 1259, he worked in cooperation with Nasir al-Din al-Tûsî.
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.
Ibn Umayl, Senior Zadith, Muhammed ibn Umail at-Tamîmî was an alchemist of the tenth century. He can be dated to 900–960 AD (286-348 AH) on the basis of the names of acquaintances he mentioned. About his life, since he lived in seclusion, very little is known. Ibn Umayl may have been born...