Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta

February 17, 1304 – 1368

Ibn Battuta (or ar Ibn Baṭūṭah) (ˌɪbənbætˈtuːtɑː; محمد ابن بطوطة; fully ar DIN ʾAbū ʿAbd al-Lāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Lāh l-Lawātī ṭ-Ṭanǧī ibn Baṭūṭah; Arabic: ar أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة) (February 25, 13041368 or 1369) was a Muslim Moroccan scholar and explorer who widely travelled the medieval world.Dunn 2005 Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the Islamic world and many non-Muslim lands, including North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa, the Middle East, 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 (ar تحفة النظار في غرائب الأمصار وعجائب الأسفار, Tuḥfat an-Nuẓẓār fī Gharāʾib al-Amṣār wa ʿAjāʾib al-Asfār), usually simply referred to as TheTravels (ar الرحلة, Rihla). This account of his journeys provides a picture of medieval civilisation that is still widely consulted today. Biography History