Ibn Zuhr

1091 - 1162

Ibn Zuhr

Abū Marwān ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Zuhr (Arabic: أبو مروان عبد الملك بن زهر‎), traditionally known by his Latinized name Avenzoar (; 1094–1162), was an Arab physician, surgeon, and poet. He was born at Seville in medieval Andalusia (present-day Spain), was a contemporary of Averroes and Ibn Tufail, and was the most well-regarded physician of his era. He was particularly known for his emphasis on a more rational, empiric basis of medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Zuhr has received more than 114,079 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 147th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Ibn Zuhr ranks 146 out of 438Before him are Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, George H. Hitchings, Alan Hodgkin, George Whipple, Hans Sloane, and Charles Brenton Huggins. After him are Louis Ignarro, Elizabeth Blackwell, Albert of Riga, Bernard Kouchner, Guy de Chauliac, and Tasuku Honjo.

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Among people born in 1091, Ibn Zuhr ranks 1After him is Floris II, Count of Holland. Among people deceased in 1162, Ibn Zuhr ranks 3Before him are Géza II of Hungary and Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona. After him are Haakon II of Norway, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, and Odo II, Duke of Burgundy.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Ibn Zuhr ranks 301 out of 1,895Before him are Martin I of Sicily (1374), Antipope Clement VIII (1370), Eleanor of Castile (1241), Al-Bakri (1014), Benito Pérez Galdós (1843), and Ferdinand II of León (1137). After him are Andrés Iniesta (1984), Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (1926), Wittiza (687), Priscillian (340), Ramiro I of Asturias (790), and Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1907).


Among physicians born in Spain, Ibn Zuhr ranks 4Before him are Michael Servetus (1509), Al-Zahrawi (936), and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852). After him are Joseph Calasanz (1556), Gérard Encausse (1865), Severo Ochoa (1905), Leander of Seville (534), and Hasdai ibn Shaprut (910).

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