Avicenna

#61
Most Influential Person

Medieval Muslim polymath, physician and philosopher

Why Is Avicenna Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Ibn Sina , also known as Abu Ali Sina , Pour Sina , and often known in the West as Avicenna , was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine. Sajjad H. Rizvi has called Avicenna "arguably the most influential philosopher of the pre-modern era". He was a Muslim Peripatetic philosopher influenced by Greek Aristotelian philosophy. Of the 450 works he is believed to have written, around 240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy and 40 on medicine.

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