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Ibn Khaldūn (1332–1406)

Ibn Khaldūn, Abderrahman (ibn khäl-dön’). An Arabic historian, descended from a noble family of Seville; born in Tunis, 1332; died at Cairo, 1406. He occupied high official positions at the courts of various Mahometan princes, and is considered the greatest of Arabic historians, his chief work being a history of the Arabs and Berbers in several volumes, with a philosophical introduction to the science of history.