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1126 – Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd (known as Averroes in western culture) was born in 1126 in Cordoba, Spain. He was known for integrating the philosophy of Aristotle with the Islamic philosophy of his culture and time. He accepted that religion and philosophy often seemed to contradict each other and taught that there were […]

1401 – Nicholas of Cusa

Born in 1401 in Kues, Germany, Nicholas became known as Nicholas of Kues or Nicholas of Cusa (Latin version of Kues) and was a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. Nicholas attended the University of Padua in Italy and received his doctorate degree in canon law there. In addition to being a religious scholar and […]