Al-Kindī Date of Birth: c. 800 Place of Birth: Kūfa or Basra Date of Death: c. 870 Place of Death: Baghdad
Al-Kindī traced his ancestry back to the Kinda tribe of Arabia and a Companion of the Prophet Muḥammad. Although born in the south of Iraq - his father was governor of Kūfa - he was educated in Baghdad, and entered the caliphal service while still young. He rose to prominence under al-…
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“Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Kindī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23736>