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ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān
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Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān ibn ʿAlī ibn Jaʿfar al-Miṣrī

Date of Birth: 998

Place of Birth: Cairo

Date of Death: 1061 or later in the 1060s

Place of Death: Cairo


ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān gave extensive details about his life and character in an autobiography, which was used by Ibn Abī ʿUṣaybiʿa. He was born into a poor family and, because he could not afford teachers, he taught himself about medicine from boo…

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Thomas, David, “ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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