Ibn Khaldun( 27 May 1332 - 19 March 1406 )
Ibn Khaldun was a North African Arab historiographer and historian. He is claimed as a forerunner of the modern disciplines of sociology and demography.
He is best known for his book, the Muqaddimah or Prolegomena . The book influenced 17th-century Ottoman historians like ">Kâtip Çelebi, Ahmed Cevdet Pasha and Mustafa Naima who used the theories in the book to analyze the growth and decline of the Ottoman Empire. 19th-century European scholars also acknowledged the significance of the book and considered Ibn Khaldun as one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages.
Ibn Khaldun's life is relatively well-documented, as he wrote an autobiography in which numerous documents regarding his life are quoted word-for-word.
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