Ahmad Ibn Majid

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Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
Tbilisi State University, 2012 - 146 من الصفحات
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ahmad ibn M jid (Arabic: ), was an Arab navigator and cartographer born in 1421 in Julphar, which is now known as Ras Al Khaimah. This city makes up one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, but at that time it was classified as the coast of Oman. He was raised with a family famous for seafaring; at the age of 17 he was able to navigate ships. He was so famous that he was known as the first Arab seaman. The exact date is not known, but ibn Majid probably died in 1500. He became famous in the West as the navigator who has been associated with helping Vasco da Gama find his way from Africa to India. He was the author of nearly forty works of poetry and prose.

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