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Born on 25 Jun, 1925 Died on 28 Apr, 2012
By Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani* Note of the editor This obituary is an edited version of the text appearing on the front page of the website created and maintained by the late A. Y. Al-Hassan History of Science and Technology in Islam where the interested reader can find an extensive bibliograp...
Died on 912
Ahmad Ibn Yusuf ibn Ibrahim ibn al-Daya al Misri, (the latter word means the Egyptian). He flourished in Egypt in the second half of the 9th century and died about 912. He set up some of the earliest foundations of modern mathematics and in medieval Europe, he was known as Ametus filius Joseph.
Born on 786 Died on 833
Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ibn Matar was one of the most influential translators of the late 8th and early 9th centuries in Baghdad, then the capital of the ʿAbbāsid Empire. Click here for more information.
Born on 912 Died on 961
Ḥisdai ibn Shaprut was Jewish physician, translator, and political figure who helped inaugurate the golden age of Hebrew letters in Moorish Spain and who was a powerful statesman in a number of major diplomatic negotiations. Click here for more information.