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Ibn Rushd, Abū Muḥammad
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Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdallāh Ibn Rushd (sixth-seventh/twelfth-thirteenth centuries) was one of the sons of the famous philosopher Ibn Rushd (d. 595/1198), known in the West as Averroes. According to the meagre Arabic biographical literature available about him, ʿAbdallāh Ibn Rushd worked as the physician of the Almohad caliph Muḥammad al-Nāṣir (r. 595–610/1199–1213) in Marrakech (Burnett, 281ff.). The report by Giles of Rome (d. 1316 C.E.) that Muḥammad b. Rushd's sons “were with the Emperor Frederick [II]” (Egidius Romanus, Quodlibeta II, quaestio 20) can be taken seriously, al…

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Daiber, Hans, “Ibn Rushd, Abū Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22729>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178526, 2009, 2009-1



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