Ahmad Baba

Full name: 
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti
Date of birth: 
26 Oct, 1556
Date of death: 
22 Apr, 1627

Ahmed Baba was a Teacher, Philosopher, Arabic grammarian and author of over 40 books and various works – ranging from biographies to commentaries. He was also the last chancellor of the University of Sankore. The institution, located in Timbuktu, was the jewel in the crown of the city’s scholastic achievements. Baba, like many scholars, naturally spent as much (if not more) of his time reading as he did writing, and his personal library consisted of over 1,600 different volumes.

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