Abu'l Fida [Abulfeda], Ismail (1273 - 1331)
Ismail Abu'l Fida was born in November 1273 in Damascus (Hegira 672, month Dschemadi 1). He wrote a geographic work with the title: 'The true position of the countries' (Thakwim el-Boldan). In this book he used astronomical determined locations, using the 'Columns of Hercules' as a reference point for the longitude. He died on the 26. October 1331 (Hegira 732, month Moharrem 23) A Moon crater is named to honor him (Abulfeda).
Illustr. Lexikon der Astronomie, by Adolph Drechsler, Verlag J.J. Weber, Leipzig 1881, p. 6
Moon Atlas, A. Rukl, Verlag Werner Dausien, Hanau.
The Cambridge Atlas of Astronomy
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