Ten fun facts about Ibn Rushd


Fact 1
His Latinized name, Averroes, based a movement in the 13th century called Averroism.

Fact 2
The asteroid numbered 8318 is named Averroes after him, as well as a plant species titled Averrhoa.

Fact 3
He wrote commentaries on most of Aristotle's work, bring translation for people in Latin Europe during the 13th century.


Fact 4
Averroes believed there was no controversy between religion and philosophy; they were 'different ways of reaching the same truth'.

Fact 5
His work in astronomy described spheres and explain sunspots.

Fact 6
He was the author of a medical encyclopedia called "Generalities", in English, about general medicine.

Fact 7
He has written pieces on topics ranging from philosophy, medicine, astronomy, mathematics and more.

Fact 8
Abu Yusuf banished him since their views collided, even though Averroes previously served as his physician.

Fact 9
He was appointed judge of Seville in 1160 and served in appointments in Seville, Cordoba and Morocco.

Fact 10
Along with the two other men he that were his mentors, he was considered one of the three greatest Andalusian philosophers.


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A Spanish Muslim philosopher, scholar and theologian.

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