Ibn al-Baitar

Physician, Academic

1197 – 1248

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Who was Ibn al-Baitar?

Ibn al-Bayṭār al-Mālaqī, Ḍiyāʾ Al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdllāh Ibn Aḥmad was a Muslim scientist, botanist, pharmacist and physician who worked during the Islamic Golden Age and Arab Agricultural Revolution. His main contribution was to systematically record the discoveries made by Islamic physicians in the Middle Ages, which added between 300 and 400 types of medicine to the one thousand previously known since antiquity.

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Born
1197
Málaga
Also known as
  • Abu Muhammad Abdallah Ibn Ahmad Ibn al-Baitar Dhiya al-Din al-Malaqi
Nationality
  • Spain
Profession
Died
1248
Damascus

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on July 23, 2013

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