Averroes

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Birthday
14, 1126
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 10, 1198 (72)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1126
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 10, 1198 (72)

About

Muslim thinker who reintroduced the works of Aristotle to the West.

Before Fame

His rationalist views collided with the religion of his superiors, and he was removed from his post as a personal physician and banished from the land.

Trivia

He was mentioned by the great poet Dante in Dante's The Divine Comedy as one of the souls of Limbo.

Family Life

He grew up in an intellectual family with both his grandfather and father serving as judges.

Associated With

He and Abu Rayhan were both influential Muslim thinkers of the classical era.