Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti

Full name: 
Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti
Arabic name: 
جمال الدين إبن القفتي
Date of birth: 
1172

Ibn al-Qifti's scholarship concerns lexicology, grammar, jurisprudence, tradition, the Qur'an, logic, astronomy, mathematics, history, and medicine. He is famed for his biography of scholars, called Kitab Ikhbar al-Ulama bi Akhbar al-Hukama, or "information given to the learned on the history of the wise".