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Averroes

Averroes Averroes' full name in Arabic was Abu-l -Walid Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Rushd, and he was one of the most advanced Arabic philosophers, astronomers and writers of his day, and went on to become a major figure in the history of Arab-Islamic philosophy. He was born in Cordoba in the year 1126 and died in Marrakech (Morocco) in 1198. Ibn Rushd hailed from a long line of respected qadis (religious judges), received the best education available from the Cordoban intellectual elite in the form of the traditional teaching from the Koran, jurisprudence and medicine, and he soon became a specialist in all three. He followed the philosophy of Aristotle and a recurrent theme in his works was how to marry the ideas of Greek philosophers with the teachings of Islam. He wrote many treatises, but the most famous was Commentaries on Aristotle, a work which had an enormous influence on future philosophical thought. In Calle Cairuán, the city of Cordoba has set up a monument to this intellectual, who was perhaps one of the most universal figures the city has produced.

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