Ibn Khaldun

Economist, Author

1332 – 1406

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Who was Ibn Khaldun?

Ibn Khaldūn was an Arab Muslim historiographer and historian, regarded to be among the founding fathers of modern historiography, sociology and economics.

He is best known for his book The Muqaddimah. The book influenced 17th-century Ottoman historians like Ḥajjī Khalīfa and Mustafa Naima who used the theories in the book to analyze the growth and decline of the Ottoman Empire. 19th-century European scholars also acknowledged the significance of the book and considered Ibn Khaldun as one of the greatest philosophers to come out of the Muslim world.

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Born
May 27, 1332
Tunis
Also known as
  • Ibn Khaldūn
  • Abū Zayd ‘Abdu r-Raḥmān bin Muḥammad bin Khaldūn Al-Ḥaḍrami
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Siblings
Religion
  • Muslim
Ethnicity
  • Arab people
Profession
Died
Mar 19, 1406
Cairo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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