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Born on 1223 Died on 1292
One of the historians of Mamluk Egypt was Muhyi Al-Din Ibn Abd Al-Zâhir (1223-92) who wrote a contemporary biography of Baybars (ruled 1260-1277). He also wrote biographies of his successors, Qalawun (ruled 1279-90) and his son Al-Ashraf (1290-3). For more detail click here.
Born on 1364 Died on 1436
Qadi Zada al-Rumi (1364-1440 C.E.) Qadi Zada studied mathematics and astronomy in Transoxiana; then a great cultural centre. In 1383, Qadi Zada gained a great reputation as a mathematician by completing a treatise on arithmetic, Risala fi'l Hisab a work which covers arithmetic, algebra and mensurati...
Born on 1203 Died on 1283
Abu Yahya Zakariya' ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini was an Arab or Persian physician, astronomer, geographer and proto-science fiction writer. He belonged to a family of jurists who had long before settled in Qazvin. He was a descendant of the Medina sahabi Anas bin Malik.
Born on 1371 Died on 1433
Zheng He (1371-1433), or Cheng Ho, is arguably China's most famous navigator. Starting from the beginning of the 15th Century, he traveled to the West seven times. For 28 years, he traveled more than 50,000 km and visited over 37 countries. Zheng He died in the tenth year of the reign of the Ming em...