Al-Kindi

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Al-Kindi aka Abu Yūsuf Yaʻqūb ibn ʼIsḥāq aṣ-Ṣabbāḥ al-Kindī

Iraq @801 – 873

Comments: translate Greek texts of the Ancients; an early version of Calculus; Optics; Geometry; Music, hearing and vibrational theory;


Teachers:Plato; Porphyry; Proclus; Archimedes; Anthemius; Aristotle; Gerber; Alhazen; Jafar al-Barmaki;

Students: Roger Bacon; Isaac Newton; Alice Bailey; Averroes aka the "Commentator"; John Wallis; Gherard of Cremona; Jean Gerson, 1363-1429, Chancellor of Univ. of Paris;

Friends - Caliph al-Ma'mun; al-Khwarizmi; Caliph al-Mu'tasim;

Enemies: Abu Ma'shar, astrologer;

Organizations; The Royal Kindah tribe; The House of Wisdom of Baghdad;

Author: Risalah dar Tanjim, Ikhtiyarat al-Ayyam, Ilahyat-e-Aristu, al-Mosiqa, Mad-o-Jazr, and Aduiyah Murakkaba; many lost, reputed to have written 16 Astronomy treaties, 11 Arithmetic, 32 Geometry, 22 Medicine, 12 Physics, 22 Philosophy, 9 Logic, 5 Psychology, and 7 on Arts & Music ; De Radiis Stellarum aka on the Rays of the Star, the 1st comprehensive theory of astrology and magick; "Book of the Essence of the Soul" aka Liber Logaeth aka The Book of the Soul Essence, @850 ;

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Resources; Great Minds of the Medieval World lectures by Prof. Dorsey Armstrong ; http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Al-Kindi.html ; http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/phil/philo/phils/muslim/kindi.html ;