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Qusṭā ibn Lūqā
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Qusṭā ibn Lūqā al-Baʿlabakkī, Costa ben Luca

Date of Birth: Possibly around 830-40

Place of Birth: Baʿalbek

Date of Death: Possibly around 920

Place of Death: Armenia


Qusṭā ibn Lūqā, the Melkite Christian physician, translator, and scholar, was one of the most significant participants in the 9th-century, Baghdad-centered movement to translate and develop Greek philosophy and science. Ibn al-Nadīm speaks of him in g…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Qusṭā ibn Lūqā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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