Famous Moroccan Intellectuals & Academics

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 1 Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: February 25, 1304
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tangier
Died: 1377 AD

Ibn Battuta was a Berber-Moroccan explorer and scholar who traveled extensively, visiting most of the Old World over a period of three decades. He is one of the most traveled explorers in history. After returning home, Ibn Battuta dictated an account of his journeys, which is simply referred to as The Rihla.

 2 Muhammad al-Idrisi

Muhammad al-Idrisi
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Famous As: Cartographer, Geographer, Traveler
Birthdate: 1100 AD
Birthplace: Ceuta, (present-day Spain)
Died: 1165 AD

Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi created over 70 maps. Born in Ceuta, he spent much of his early life traveling around regions of North Africa, Western Europe, and Asia Minor. Advisor to Sicilian king Roger II, he created the Tabula Rogeriana, one of the most detailed maps of the world.

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 3 Salaheddine Mezouar

Salaheddine Mezouar
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Meknes, Morocco

 4 Dunash Ben Labrat

Dunash Ben Labrat
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0920 AD
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: 0990 AD

 5 Hakima El Haite

Hakima El Haite
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: May 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco

 6 Abdallah Laroui

Abdallah Laroui
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Azemmour, Morocco

 7 Ibn Abbad al-Rundi

Ibn Abbad al-Rundi
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1333 AD
Birthplace: Ronda, Spain
Died: 1390 AD
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 8 Ahmed Toufiq

Ahmed Toufiq
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Margha, Morocco

 9 Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi

Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: August 23, 1993

 10 Abu l-Mahasin Yusuf al-Fasi

Abu l-Mahasin Yusuf al-Fasi
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1530 AD
Birthplace: Ksar el-Kebir, Morocco
Died: August 14, 1604