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Died on 708
Waddah al-Yaman was a poet of the middle Umayyad period. 'Abd al-Rahman or ('Abd Allah) ibn Isma'il, 'the Bright from the Yemen', is said to have been of Southern Arabian origin or, according to others, to be descended from the Persians who had invaded South Arabia towards the end of the sixth centu...
Born on 893 Died on 974
Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Adi b. Hamid, who is said to have lived from 893-974, is said to be one of the greatest of the series of important Arab-Christian theologian-philosophers of the 9th - 11th centuries. He was born in Takrit (Iraq) in 803, of Monophysite Christian parentage, and studied medicine...
Born on 1100
Yaḥya ibn Saʿīd al-Anṭākī (i.e. of Antioch) was a Melkite Christian historian and physician in the eleventh century. Click here for more information.
Born on 1179 Died on 1229
Yaqut Al-Hamawi's early scholarly activities consisted in copying and selling manuscripts, whilst studying Arabic and grammar. Yaqut could not settle in one place though and travelled much, first as a merchant, then as a geographer fascinated by places and their diverse populations, dress and ways.

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