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Born on 1185 Died on 1230
In 1224 Al-Marrakushi completed a history of the Almohad dynasty, preceded by a summary of Spanish history from the Muslim conquest to 1087 (Kitab al-Mujib fi Talkhis Akhbar ahl al-Maghrib). For more detail click here.
Born on 940 Died on 998
Abu Al-Wafa was an astronomer and the greatest mathematician of the tenth century, according to Kettanî. He wrote commentaries on Euclid, Diophantos and al-Khwarizmi (all lost); astronomical tables (Zîj al-Wadih) of which we possibly have a later adaptation; a practical arithmetic; "the complete boo...
Born on 780 Died on 822
Muhammad b. 'Umar al-Waqidi was a historian, born in Medina in the 8th Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Click here for more information.
Born on 1094 Died on 1130
Abu Al- 'Ala' studied at Cordova at the school of Abu Al-Aina, a doctor who came from the Orient to Spain. He was even more successful as a physician than his father. He was attached to the court of al-Mutamid, the last 'Abbadid king of Seville (ruled from 1068 to 1091), and after the-conquest of Se...

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