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Fakhr al-Din al-Razi

Muslim scientist

1149   -   1209

country of citizenship: Iran, Ghurid Empire
occupation: philosopher, mathematician

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Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī or Fakhruddin Razi (Persian: فخر الدين رازي‎) was from Khorasan Sunni Muslim theologian and philosopher He was born in 1149 in Rey (in modern-day Iran), and died in 1209 in Herat (in modern-day Afghanistan). He also wrote on medicine, physics, astronomy, literature, history and law. He left a very rich corpus of philosophical and theological works that reveals influence from the works of Ibn Sīnā, Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī and al-Ghazali. Two of his works titled Mabāhith al-mashriqiyya fī ‘ilm al-ilāhiyyāt wa-'l-tabi‘iyyāt (Eastern Studies in Metaphysics and Physics) and al-Matālib al-‘Aliya (The Higher Issues) are usually regarded as his most important philosophical works.
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