Al-Jazari

Mathematician, Inventor

1136 – 1206

48 Views

Who was Al-Jazari?

Badi'al-Zaman Abū al-'Izz ibn Ismā'īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī was a Muslim polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, and mathematician from Jazirat ibn Umar, who lived during the Islamic Golden Age. He is best known for writing the al-Jāmiʿ bain al-ʿilm wa al-ʿamal al-nāfiʿ fī ṣināʿat al-ḥiyal in 1206, where he described 100 mechanical devices, some 80 of which are trick vessels of various kinds, along with instructions on how to construct them.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
1136
Cizre
Also known as
  • Abū al-'Iz Ibn Ismā'īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī
  • Ismāʻīl ibn al-Razzāz Jazarī
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Turkey
Profession
Died
1206

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Al-Jazari." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Jan. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/al-jazari>.

Discuss this Al-Jazari biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net