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Ibn Hindū
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, Abu ’l-Farad̲j̲ ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn al-Kātib , secretary of the chancery, man of letters, poet and physician, a native of Rayy but educated at Nis̲h̲āpūr, where he was introduced to Greek science. He belonged at first to the dīwān of ʿAḍud al-Dawla, for whom he wrote a number of letters; he appears at Arrad̲j̲ān in 354/965 during the visit of al-Mutanabbi, and he seems to have remained in the service of the Buwayhids until his death, probably in 410/1019 rather than 420/1029.

In addition to a Dīwān , which is in part preserved in later anthologies, he was the author of a number of…

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Ed.., “Ibn Hindū”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3201>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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