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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.
Born on 950
Ibn Yunus was an astronomer and a mathematician; and came to fame in 1804 when a Leiden manuscript of his was first studied. Ibn Yunus' main work was al-Zij al-Hakimi (Zij meaning an astronomical handbook) which begins with a list of observations made by him and others.