Al-Kindi was one of the first major scholars of the newly founded House of Wisdom. He was born and educated in Kufa, near Baghdad.[1]


He translated Greek scientific and philosophical texts into Arabic, and incorporated Hellenistic ideas into Islamic scholarship. He wrote treatises on many subjects, including medicine, chemistry, astronomy and mathematics.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Winston, Science Year by Year, page 46.