The Muslim Wizards

The Muslim Wizards

Postby Galloglaich » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:16 am

Al Razi

Persian, 9th-10th Century

Major pioneer of Chemistry: inventor of the distillation of alcohol, inventor of the distillation of kerosine, inventor of sulphuric acid and many other acids, first physician to describe smallpox and differentiate it from measels, wrote one of the first major books on algebra, early proponent of experimental medicine, and a pioneer of opgthamology.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_ibn_Zakariya_ar-Razi

Al Jazari

Kurdish, 12th -13th Century

An engineer, robot maker and major pioneer of important mechanical devices, including the camshaft, crankshaft, and the segmental gear, he wrote books in which he showed how to make many ingenious devices including pumps and fountains, automata which could play musical instruments, and a flush toilet, among other things.

https://tinyurl.com/d2t336f

Al Jabir aka Geber, and Pseudo Geber

Persian or Arab, 8th-9th Century

Alchemist, astronomer, pharmacist, physician, and wizard. He invented most of the equipment found in a modern chemistry lab, including the albemic and the retort.

https://tinyurl.com/mvvrdua

Pseudo Geber 13th Century, European?

Was an unknown person of mysterious identity who claimed to be Al Jabir, and under his name published many important alchemical works in Europe in the 13th Century, including the first Western description of the distillation of alcohol, and the directions for how to make sulfuric acid, nitric acid and aqua regia. It is unclear if these were originally derived from the work of Al Jabir or the mysterious Pseudo Geber.
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