Thinker of the Week: Avicenna


Full Name: Abu Ali al-Husayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina, also known as Ibn Sina

Born: 980

Died: 1037

Hometown: Afshana, Persia

Fave Subjects: Minds and Bodies, The Universe, Math and Science, Medicine, Engineering, Poetry

Career Highlights:

  • could out-think his teachers by age 14
  • also a well-known doctor by the age of 16, and also a teacher
  • wrote almost 100 important documents
  • his books about medicine were used at European universities for seven centuries

Big Question:

If you couldn’t use any of your senses, would you still be yourself?

Impressive, non? Find out even more about this amazing mind in our ThinkAboutIt series!