Index by Year of Birth
* ca. 1190 Benalmádena, Province
Malaga, Spain, (597)
+ 1248 Damascus, Syria, (662)
Ibn al-Bayṭār (Abu Muhammad ibn al-Baitar, Bittar) was an
Andalusian Arab physician, botanist, pharmacist and scientist.
His main contribution was to systematically record the
additions made by Islamic physicians in the Middle Ages,
which added between 300 and 400 types of medicine to the one
thousand previously known since antiquity.
2021 J. Giesen