13 September 2017

Paris 2017: Avicenne (or Ibn Sïnä) in the 16e arrondissement, Paris

This statue stand outside the Iranian embassy in Paris. Avicenne (980–1037) was a Persian doctor, philosopher, scientist and poet, called 'Cheikh el-raïs' ('The prince of poets') by his followers, and the 'third Master' after Aristotle and Al-Farabi. His major work is the hugely influential Quâoune (canon of medecine).

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