Ibn Faradi

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Abu l-Walid 'Abdallah ibn ul-Faradi (962–1012), best known as Ibn Faradi, was a Muladi historian. He was born at Córdoba and studied law and tradition. In 992 he made the pilgrimage and proceeded to Egypt and Kairawan, studying in these places. After his return, in 1009 he became qadi in Valencia. He and his fellow Muladis were killed at Córdoba when the Berbers took the city.

His chief work is the History of the Learned Men of Andalusia, edited by F. Codera (Madrid, 1891–1892). He wrote also a history of the poets of Andalusia.

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.