Gerard of Cremona


Related Overviews


Avicenna (980—1037) Persian-born Islamic philosopher and physician



See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)
  • Philosophy


Quick Reference


Italian philosophical translator. Interested in Arabic astronomy, Gerard removed himself to Toledo, where he learned Arabic. He translated the Almagest of Ptolemy, the entire works of Avicenna, and many of the works of Aristotle into Latin, opening them up to the scholars of western Europe. He is not known to have authored any original philosophy.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Philosophy.

Reference entries