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Ǧābir ibn Ḥayyān, active 9th century‒10th century


Data format Public

Language

Arabic

Gender

Male

Start of activity

  • 849-850 century Gregorian

    3rd century Hegirian

End of activity

  • 946-947 century Gregorian

    335 century Hegirian

Profession

Alchimiste

Profession

كيميائي  —  صيدلي  —  حكيم  —  طبيب  —  فيلسوف  —  فلكي

Profession

Alchemist

Activity

Alchimie.- Sciences

Activity

الكيمياء  —  الفلك  —  الطب  —  الفلسفة  —  الصيدلة  —  الأحياء  —  الهندسة  —  المنطق  —  الموسيقى

Activity

Alchemy.- Sciences

Title

أبو الكيمياء  —  شيخ الكيميائيين المسلمين

Residence

طوس  —  خراسان  —  البصرة  —  بغداد  —  اليمن  —  الكوفة

Biography

  • Personnalité quasi légendaire.- Un des représentants majeurs de l'alchimie arabe primitive.- Tradition selon laquelle il serait un contemporain des premiers Abbasides.- Immense littérature qui ne peut pas être l'œuvre d'un seul auteur.- Son père aurait été un Azdite qui aurait participé à des manœuvres politiques aboutissant à la chute des Omeyyades.- Proches de certains mouvements gnostiques et chiites.

Biography

  • Possibly legendary character.- One of the main representatives of Arab alchemy and considered by some to be the Father of early chemistry.- He may have been a contemporary of the first ʿAbbāsids.- Wide variety of literature which cannot be the work of just one man.- His father would have been an Azdit who took part in political games leading to the fall of the Umayyads.- Close to some gnostic and šīʿa movements

Identifier

ISNI | VIAF
Bibliography

6

Diamond   A 21383

Created at 19-01-2003 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 29-07-2016 by علاء بدوي (IDEO)


Access points | 3

Authorized

Variant

Production | 420