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The learned and the ignorant, the grave and the gay, the mild and the choleric, the noble and the base, the obscure and the illustrious. Like the waves of the sea she surges with her throngs of folk, yet for all the capacity of her station and her power to sustain can scarce hold their number…

 
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Ibn Battuta, *, Describing Cairo, 1325

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Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
  • Born: February 25, 1304
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  • Profession: Geographer, Explorer

Ibn Battuta (February 25, 1304 – 1368 or 1369) was a Muslim Moroccan scholar and explorer who widely travelled the medieval world. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the Islamic world and many non-Muslim lands, including Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and China. Near the end of his life, he dictated an account of his journeys, titled A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling.

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