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Ibn al-Khammār
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Abū l-Khayr al-Ḥasan ibn Suwār ibn Bābā ibn Bahnām, Ibn al-Khammār

Date of Birth: November-December 942

Place of Birth: Baghdad

Date of Death: After 1017

Place of Death: Ghazna


Abū l-Khayr al-Ḥasan ibn Suwār, known as Ibn al-Khammār, was an East Syrian philosopher and medical doctor in Baghdad who, together with the West Syrian Ibn Zurʿa (q.v.), belonged to the philosophical circles around Yaḥyā ib…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Ibn al-Khammār”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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