PERSON

ِAbū Zakariyyāʾ Yuḥannā ibn Māsawayh

Name (arabic)

أبو زكريّاء يحنّا بن ماسويه

Name (translit)

ِAbū Zakariyyāʾ Yuḥannā ibn Māsawayh

Alias

Johannes Damascenus
Mesuë
ِAbū Zakariyā Yaḥyá ibn Māsūya

Born

159H/776J

Died

242H/857J

Born in

Lived in

Died in

Student of

Teacher of

Notes

(From MAMS2): A Syrian Christian physician, known in Medieval Europe as Johannes Damascenus or Mesuë. He was son of a pharmacist. He studied in Baghdad with Jibrīl ibn Bakhtyashūʿ. He worked as the director of a hospital and court physician from the reign of Hārūn al-Rashīd to that of al-Mutawakkil. He wrote many works in Syriac and Arabic, as well as translated some Greek works. he was the teacher of Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʿIbādī. He used dissection of apes in preparing his works.

Number in MAMS

65

ismi_id

207381

Authored Works

1 works:

Astronomy: General

Kitāb al-azminah , كتاب الأزمنة

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