Abbas ibn Firnas
Great Muslim Scientists and Thinkers • 3m 16s
Ibn Firnas was a polymath: an inventor, physician, chemist, engineer, Andalusian musician, and Arabic-language poet who lived in Córdoba. A pioneer of aviation, Ibn Firnas built the first human carrying glider and is reputed to have had two successful flights. His work and ideas went on to influence some of the ideas we see today in aircraft design.
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