Persian philosopher and scientist Avicenna.


(980 - 1037)

Philosopher and physician by the age of seventeen, Avicenna cured the prince of Bukhara of a serious illness. He later wrote The Canon over a span of more than ten years, mixing his own ideas with those of Hippocrates, Galen, and Aristotle. Translated into Latin by Gerard of Cremona in the twelfth century, his work remained influential in the West into the early modern period.

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