Alternate names/spellings: Ibn Khaldūn, Ibn Khaldoun, Abū Zayd ‘Abdu r-Raḥman bin Muḥammad bin Khaldūn Al-Hadrami

Dates: 1332 - 1406 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Ibn Khaldun was a north African polymath, often considered to be the father of sociology, historiography, and economics. Little of his prolific output survives. Now he is best known for the Muqadimmah, which is an extensive work on the philosophy of history and a search for the driving forces behind history.

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