c.888 - 957
Arab Discoverer

Al-Masudi was born in Baghdad and is known as the 'Herodotus of the Arabs' because he was the first Arab to combine history and scientific geography in a large-scale work.

He travelled extensively in India, the Middle East, and Africa.

Al-Masudi wrote a 30-volume history of the world and recounted the experiences of his travels form Europe to India.