Abu l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Abī Yaʿqūb ibn Jaʿfar ibn Wahb ibn Wāḍiḥ, al-Yaʿqūbī
Date of Birth: Unknown; early or mid-9th century
Place of Birth: Baghdad
Date of Death: Egypt
Place of Death: 905 or later
Born in Baghdad, al-Yaʿqūbī worked for most of his life in Khurāsān and then Egypt, though, according to details he gives in his own works, he travelled widely throughout the Islamic world and maybe beyond.
From a young age, al-Yaʿqūbī held a …