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Ibn Ḥayyān
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Abū Marwān Ḥayyān ibn Khalaf ibn Ḥusayn ibn Ḥayyān al-Qurṭubī

Date of Birth: 987-88

Place of Birth: Cordova

Date of Death: 1076

Place of Death: Cordova


Few details about the life of Ibn Ḥayyān are known. His father was a secretary in the time of the vizier al-Manṣūr (d. 1002), and was known as an expert in mathematics and geometry (al-misāḥa). Thus, Ibn Ḥayyān would have grown up in a cultivated environment and received a thorough educ…

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Meouak, Mohamed , “Ibn Ḥayyān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2010

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