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Who is Al-Jazari?
al-Jazari: Badi'al-Zaman Abū al-'Izz ibn Ismā'īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī was a Muslim polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, and mathematician from Jazirat ibn Umar, who lived during the Islamic Golden Age. He is best known for writing the al-Jāmiʿ bain al-ʿilm wa al-ʿamal al-nāfiʿ fī ṣināʿat al-ḥiyal in 1206, where he described 100 mechanical devices, some 80 of which are trick vessels of various kinds, along with instructions on how to construct them.
- also known as Abū al-'Iz Ibn Ismā'īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī, Ismāʻīl ibn al-Razzāz Jazarī
- born in (880 years ago) in Cizre
- nationality: Turkey
- religion: Islam
- profession: Engineer, scientist, writer, mechanical engineer, astronomer, artist, inventor, mathematician, scholar, visual artist
- died in (810 years ago)
- written work: "The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices"
Al-Jazari is a fictional character from the 2010 short family film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets.
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by Helaine Selin
There are, however, no references to al-Jazari in the standard Arabic biographical works of the Middle Ages, and there is no known translation into a European language before the twentieth century. Only one of the complete machines, a twin ...
by Ibn Khallikān
IZZ AD-DIN IBN AL-ATHIR AL-JAZARI.
by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair
The output mainly consisted of copies ofolder works; the influential works ofal- Sufi, Dioscurides, al-Jazari, al-Qazwini and manuscripts of Kalila and Dimna were the most popular. These manuscripts remained true to the nature of scientific ...
by Gerald W. R. Ward
Al-Jazari, writing in northern Mesopotamia in 1206, describes the technique of casting with green sand in connection with the production of lattice work. A particular kind of sand was used for making closed (or open) mould boxes which, unlike ...
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