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Abbas Ibn Firnas


Who is Abbas Ibn Firnas?

Abbas Ibn Firnas, also known as Abbas Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Firnas Ibn Wirdas al-Takurini, was a Muslim Berber-Andalusian polymath: an inventor, physician, engineer, Andalusian musician, and Arabic-language poet. Of Berber descent, he was born in Izn-Rand Onda, Al-Andalus, lived in the Emirate of Córdoba, and is reputed to have attempted flight.

  • also known as Abbas Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Firnas Ibn Wirdas al-Takurini
  • born in (1206 years ago) in Ronda
  • nationality: Spain
  • profession: Poet, inventor, physician, engineer, musician, pilot
  • died in (1129 years ago) in Córdoba


Abbas Ibn Firnas is a fictional character from the 2010 short family film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Westen Cultures (1997)

by Helaine Selin

For example, we read of one such device in the works of the Anadusian poet " Abbas ibn Firnas (d. 887). Two waterclocks were constructed by the famous astronomer al-Zarqallu in 1 085 on the banks of the river Tagus at Toledo. The remains ...

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