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Geber (Jabir ibn Hayyan)

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Born: 721? AD
Died: 815? AD.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Alchemist, Mystics

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721 BC - Born in Tus, Khorasan, in Iran, then under the rule of the Umayyad Caliphate.

         - He began his career practising medicine, under the patronage of the Barmakid Vizir of Caliph Haroun al-Rashid.

776 BC - He was engaged in alchemy in Kufa.

803 BC - Jabir was placed under house arrest in Kufa.

         - Jabir became an alchemist at the court of Caliph Harun al-Rashid, for whom he wrote the Kitab al-Zuhra.

815 BC - Geber died.

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