Abu al-Fida

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Abu al-Fida

(ä'bo͞o äl-fē`dä, –fĭdä`), 1273–1331, Arab historian, b. Damascus. He fought against the Christians in the last period of the Crusades and later became (1310) governor of Hama in Syria. He was a patron of learning and wrote a descriptive geography and a universal history, which is a superior source for Arab history from the pre-Islamic period to 1329.
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A lunar impact crater 65 km in diameter was named AbulFeda by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in honor of Isma'il Ibn Abu Al-Fida, a prince of the Ayyubid dynasty who lived between 1273 and 1331 in Syria.
AbulFeda is just one of 11 lunar craters named after luminaries from the golden age of Islamic civilization, which lasted from the mid-7th century to the 13th century.
Abulfeda is the crater with the most lettered features, 24, with only the letters I and V missing.
Two named craters have a double-lettered companion nearby: Abulfeda BA and Plato KA.
John Greaves, for example, griped to Pococke in 1646 that the drudgery he had put himself through the editing of "Abulfeda's Geography" was simply not worthy of his time and energy.
BCE) and Abulfeda (or Abu al-Fida, 1273-1331), as well as Battista Ramusio and Peter Martyr.
(44) Hakluyt's guardian and inspiration, his cousin Richard Hakluyt the lawyer, had along with John Dee (1527-1608) debated the possibility of navigating a northeast passage to Cathay--that is, to China, by sailing along the northern coast of the Asian continent--basing their arguments entirely upon such authors as Pliny and Ishmael Abulfeda. (45) Empirically-gathered knowledge was desirable, but it was not always privileged over other, more traditional forms of knowledge.
(Barlach impugna los pasajes que Zotenberg atribuye a Abulfeda.) Zahir, en arabe, quiere decir notorio, visible; en tal sentido, es uno de los noventa y nueve nombres de Dios; la plebe, en tierras musulmanas, lo dice de "los seres o cosas que tienen la terrible virtud de ser inolvidables y cuya imagen acaba por enloquecer a la gente".
(19) His contributions in his own name ceased at the end of October 1936, though he continued to write short articles as 'Abulfeda' until the middle of the next year.
Exit (UT) Abulfeda E 3 2:25:37 -- -- Aristarchus 5 1:48:50 4 4:21:46 Aristoteles 3 2:13:47 1 4:52:05 Birt 3 2:17:17 2 4:18:21 Campanus 1 2:10:50 1 4:09:06 Copernicus 8 2:00:51 4 4:26:41 Dionysius 7 2:23:15 3 4:41:45 Eudoxus 3 2:14:34 1 4:51:25 Gassendi 2 1:59:53 1 4:07:53 Goclenius 3 2:41:29 1 4:47:25 Grimaldi 4 1:48:01 3 4:05:23 Kepler 4 1:51:58 2 4:18:54 Langrenus 5 2:47:25 2 4:53:00 Manilius 7 2:15:41 4 4:42:18 Menelaus 7 2:19:13 4 4:45:55 Nicolai A 2 2:42:00 -- -- Plato 9 2:05:00 4 4:43:57 Plinius 5 2:23:15 2 4:48:53 Proclus 8 2:34:17 2 4:58:43 Pytheas 6 1:59:12 3 4:30:14 Riccioli 1 1:46:12 1 4:05:50 Taruntius 6 2:37:29 1 4:55:20 Timocharis 3 2:02:41 4 4:36:15 Tycho 11 2:26:57 5 4:07:08
A search of Earth's Moon turned up only two: a fresh, compact string inside the large near-side crater Davy Y, and a longer, much older one near the crater known as Abulfeda.