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...The author of the renowned work al-Insan al-kamil (The Universal Man), ‘Abd al-Karim b. Ibrahim al-Jili, was born in Jil, Baghdad, and became a well-known name in much of the Islamic world from Turkey to Indonesia. Little is known of his...
...Athir al-Din al-Abhari Athir al-Din al-Abhari, an Islamic scholar of the seventh/thirteenth century, was born in the city of Mosul sometime around the year 597/1200. Scant biographical details of his life are known, except that he did study...
...Abu Yusuf Ya‘qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi, known as the philosopher of the Arabs, was born around the beginning of the ninth century, probably in 185/801, and died in 252/866 in Baghdad. Al-Kindi’s origins were probably in the famous south Arabian...
...Abu Sa‘id al-Hasan b.243 al-Sirafi al-Sirafi studied in his hometown Siraf and then in Uman, Askar, and finally Baghdad. Al-Sirafi studied Islamic law with Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Saymari (d. 315/927), Arabic grammar with Abu...
...Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali b. Muhammad was born in Basra in 364/974 and died in Baghdad on 30 Rabi al-Awwal 450/May 27, 1058. He was an important faqih (legal thinker) in the Shafi‘ite tradition and a famous political theorist and moral thinker...
...Abu ‘Abdullah Shamsuddin Muhammad b. Abi Bakr b. Ayyub al-Zurai was born in Damascus on 7 Safar 691/January 29, 1292 and died at the same city on 13 Rajab 751/September 16, 1350. He was an important figure in the Hanbali tradition of Sunni...
...Fortescue, John John Fortescue was born about 1395 at Norris in Devon, the son of a minor nobleman, and died around 1477. He may have received some education at Exeter College, Oxford, and entered into the study of common law at Lincoln...
...Muwaffaq al-Din Abu al-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Abi Usaybi‘a was a physician based in Damascus, and also in Cairo. He wrote an important text, the ‘Uyun al-anba’, a compilation of 380 biographies of Islamic and classical physicians....
...Duns Scotus, John John Duns Scotus (or ‘the Scot’) was born about 1265 at Maxton, Roxburghshire, and died in Cologne, Germany, supposedly on 8 November 1308. He probably received an early education at Haddington, then attended both Oxford...
...William of Pagula William of Pagula was born in Pagula (Paull), near Kingston-on-Hull, Yorkshire at an unknown date, and probably died during the summer or autumn of 1332 at Winkfield, Berkshire. He received a doctorate in canon law...