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Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī
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Abū l-Ḥusayn Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn al-Ṭayyib ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī

Date of Birth: Unknown; late 10th century

Place of Birth: Basra

Date of Death: 28 October 1044

Place of Death: Baghdad


Born in Basra, Abū l-Ḥusayn is known to have studied medicine and philosophy in Baghdad with the Christians Abū l-Faraj ʿAbdallāh ibn al-Ṭayyib (d. 1043) and Abū ʿAlī ibn al-Samḥ (d. 1027). From the latter he took down Aristotle’s Physica in 1004, which m…

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Thomas, David, “Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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