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Averroes (1126 - 1198) was a Spanish-Arab philosopher and physician. (His name is also seen as AverroŽs or AverrhoŽs. In Arabic, it is Abu Al-Walid Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Rushd or just Ibn Rushd.) He was born in Cordoba, Spain.

He wrote commentaries on Aristotle and a medical encyclopedia. Jacob Anatoli translated his works from Arabic to Hebrew in the 1200s. His writings influenced Christian thought in the Middle Ages.

External Link: Catholic Encyclopedia: Averroes (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02150c.htm)

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