Al-Farabi

Philosopher, Author

0872 – 0950

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Who was Al-Farabi?

Al-Farabi known in the West as Alpharabius, was a renowned scientist and philosopher of the Islamic Golden Age. He was also a cosmologist, logician, and musician.

Through his commentaries and treatises, Al-Farabi became well known among medieval Muslim intellectuals as "The Second Teacher", that is, the successor to Aristotle, "The First Teacher".

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Born
0872
Otrar
Also known as
  • Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Fārābī
  • Abû Nasr Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Tarkhân ibn Uzalagh al-Fârâbî
  • Alpharabius
  • Muhammad Abu Nasr Farabi
  • Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi
  • Alfarabi
  • Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn al-Faraj al-Fārābī
  • Muḥammad Farabi
  • The Second Teacher
Religion
  • Islam
  • Shia Islam
Ethnicity
  • Kazakhs
  • Persian people
Nationality
  • Abbasid Caliphate
Profession
Died
0950
Damascus

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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