Abu Muhammad Al Hasan Al Hamdani
Arab geographer, grammarian, historian, astronomer and poet.
Hamdani was well read and well travelled. He authored Al-Iklil an encyclopaedia in eight volumes, translated into English by N A Faris. His other works gave much information about history, topography and genealogy of Arabia.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin