Ibn Battuta biography

Ibn Battuta

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1304 – 1377

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Who was Ibn Battuta?

Ibn Baṭūṭah, or simply Ibn Battuta, was a Moroccan explorer. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in the East, a distance surpassing threefold his near-contemporary Marco Polo. Ibn Battuta is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time.

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Born
Feb 25, 1304
Tangier
Also known as
  • Ibn Batuta
  • Ibn Baṭūṭah
  • Abū ʿAbd al-Lāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Lāh l-Lawātī ṭ-Ṭanǧī ibn Baṭūṭah
Parents
Religion
  • Islam
  • Sunni Islam
  • Maliki
Ethnicity
  • Berber people
  • Moroccan people
Nationality
  • Morocco
Profession
Employment
  • Saharan explorers
Lived in
  • Tangier
Died
1377
Morocco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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