Ishaq ibn Hunayn

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Ishaq Ibn Hunayn
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate, now Iraq
Died910 (aged 80)
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate, now Iraq
OccupationMathematician, Translator
Notable worksTranslation of Euclid's Elemens,
Translation of Ptolemy's Almagest
Years active850– 910

Abū Yaʿqūb Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn (Arabic: إسحاق بن حنين‎) (c. 830 Baghdad, – c. 910-1) was an influential Arab physician and translator, known for writing the first biography of physicians in the Arabic language. He is also known for his translations of Euclid's Elements and Ptolemy's Almagest. He is the son of the famous translator Hunayn Ibn Ishaq.


  • Cooper, Glen M. (2007). "Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn: Abū Yaʿqūb Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al‐ʿIbādī". In Thomas Hockey; et al. (eds.). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. New York: Springer. p. 578. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. (PDF version)
  • Shehaby, Nabil (1970). "Isḥāq Ibn Ḥunayn, Abū Ya'qūb". Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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