Famous Iraqi Philosophers

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 1 Ibn-al-Haytham

Ibn-al-Haytham
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: July 1, 0965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq
Died: March 6, 1040

Ibn al-Haytham was an Arab mathematician, physicist, and astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age. He is best remembered for his contributions to the principles of optics for which he is called the father of modern optics. He was the first person to explain visual perception. A polymath, Ibn al-Haytham also wrote influential books on philosophy, medicine, and theology. 

 2 Hillel the Elder

Hillel the Elder
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Famous As: Jewish scholar
Birthdate: 0110 AD
Birthplace: Babylonia
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 3 Al-Kindī

Al-Kindī
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0801 AD
Birthplace: Basra
Died: 0873 AD

 4 Saadia Gaon

Saadia Gaon
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: June 30, 0882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arab Caliphate
Died: May 21, 0942

 5 Hunayn ibn Ishaq

Hunayn ibn Ishaq
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Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: 0809 AD
Birthplace: al-Ḥīrah, Iraq
Died: 0873 AD

 6 Mīr Dāmād

Mīr Dāmād
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Famous As: Islamic philosopher
Birthdate: 1561 AD
Birthplace: Gorgan, Iran
Died: 1631 AD