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Robert of Chester

1200 - 1200

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Robert of Chester (Latin: Robertus Castrensis) was an English Arabist of the 12th century. He translated several historically important books from Arabic to Latin, such as: Book on the Composition of Alchemy (Liber de compositione alchemiae): translated in 1144, this was the first book on alchemy to become available in Europe Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing (Liber algebrae et almucabola): al-Khwārizmī's book about algebra, translated in 1145In the 1140s Robert worked in Spain, where the division of the country between Muslim and Christian rulers resulted in opportunities for interchange between the different cultures. However, by the end of the decade he had returned to England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert of Chester has received more than 64,826 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert of Chester is the 10,190th most popular politician (down from 9,595th in 2019).

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  • 15

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  • 5.85

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  • 1.67

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Among politicians, Robert of Chester ranks 10,190 out of 15,577Before him are Shamshi-Adad IV, Wang Can, Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Yekuno Amlak, Chuan Leekpai, and Odoardo Farnese. After him are Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy, Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre, Hecatomnus, Vitaly Vorotnikov, Marcus Lollius, and Prince George, Duke of Cambridge.

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Among people born in 1200, Robert of Chester ranks 46Before him are Kaliman Asen II of Bulgaria, Irene Laskarina, Pribislav of Mecklenburg, Marco I Sanudo, Bretislav III, and Thomas of Britain. After him are Tashfin ibn Ali, Birger Brosa, Aimeric de Peguilhan, Matthew Paris, Ishaq ibn Ali, and Mleh, Prince of Armenia. Among people deceased in 1200, Robert of Chester ranks 12Before him are Joscelin III, Count of Edessa, Edgar Ætheling, Gorakhnath, Otto I, Count of Burgundy, Gilbert Horal, and John Doukas. After him are William of Apulia, Theodora Komnene, Heinrich Walpot von Bassenheim, Dharanindravarman II, John of Worcester, and Hugh of Lincoln.

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