Ziryab

Full name: 
Abu l-Hasan ‘Ali Ibn Nafi‘
Arabic name: 
أبو الحسن علي ابن نافع
Date of birth: 
789
Date of death: 
857

Abul-Hasan Alí Ibn Nafí, nicknamed Ziryab, was Chief Entertainer of the Court of Cordoba in 822AD. He revolutionised medieval music, lifestyle, fashion, hairstyles, furniture and even tableware. He transformed the way people ate, socialised, and relaxed.