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Ibn Sina

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Ibn Sina Who is Ibn Sina (Avicenna)? Ibn Sina was known as the most influental and significant philisopher in Islamic tradition and pre-modern era. He was also a scientist and physician. He was born in 980 in the city of Afshana, which is north of the city of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Ibn Sina's birth city Ibn Sina was known as a polymath or a person who is educated in all different topics, not just one. He was majorly known for his work on the Canon of Medicine, a five book encyclopedia on medicine. Another one of Ibn Sina's great works was his summa, the Cure. A summa is a text that sums up knowledge in a field. This summa was taken to interest by Thomas Aquinas, and it also influenced European scholasticism. The Canon of Medicine By the time Ibn Sina was 21 years old, he was being sought out by rulers, including Mahmud of Ghanze who Ibn Sina did not take a particular liking for. After the request from Mahmud, which Ibn Sina denied, he spent the rest of his life in Persia traveling to different cities as a court physician or a government clerk. Then, he went into 14 years of pure tranquility. After the period of tranquility, Ibn Sina traveled with the leader Ala al-Dawla for his campaign. On the campaign, Ibn Sina fell ill and died. In Hamadan, which is where he died, there was a mausoleum reconstructed in the 1950's, and now it is a very famous historical monument in Persia. THE END Bibliography:
Sajjad, Rizvi. "iep.utm.edu." Last modified 2006. Accessed March 13, 2013. http://www.iep.utm.edu/avicenna/.
Strayer, Joseph, ed. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1989. s.v. "Ibn Sina."
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