Abbas Ibn Firnas

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0810 – 0887

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Who was Abbas Ibn Firnas?

Abbas Ibn Firnas, also known as Abbas Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Firnas Ibn Wirdas al-Takurini, was a Muslim Berber-Andalusian polymath: an inventor, engineer, aviator, physician, Arabic-language poet, and Andalusian musician. Of Berber descent, he was born in Izn-Rand Onda, Al-Andalus, lived in the Emirate of Córdoba, and is reputed to have attempted flight.

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Born
0810
Ronda
Also known as
  • Abbas Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Firnas Ibn Wirdas al-Takurini
Nationality
  • Spain
Profession
Died
0887
Córdoba

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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