Ishaq ibn Hunayn

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Ishaq Ibn Hunayn
Born 830
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate, now Iraq
Died 910 (aged 80)
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate, now Iraq
Occupation Mathematician, Translator
Notable works Translation of Euclid's Elemens,
Translation of Ptolemy's Almagest
Years active 850– 910

Abū Yaʿqūb Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn (Arabic: إسحاق بن حنين‎‎) (c. 830 Baghdad, – c. 910-1) was an influential 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.


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