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Abbas Ibn Firnas: The origin of Flight (Video)


Par Aeronautique.ma, le 2 Juillet 2013



Abbas Ibn Firnas: The origin of Flight (Video)
Abbas Ibn Firnas (810--887 A.D.), also known as Abbas Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Firnas Ibn Wirdas al-Takurini.
was a Muslim Berber-Andalusian polymath: an inventor, engineer, aviator, physician, Arabic poet, and Andalusian musician.

Of Berber descent, he was born in Izn-Rand Onda, Al-Andalus (today's Ronda, Spain), and lived in the Emirate of Córdoba. He is known for an early attempt to fly.