Abu Yusuf al-Kindi was a man of many intellects, philosopher, mathematician, physician and musician. Yet his name stands out in history as the greatest Arab Philosopher of his time. Born in Basra (c.801-873 CE) and later continuing his education in Baghdad where he was appointed to the House of Wisdom; a center established for translating Greek philosophical and scientific texts. His major works was to make Greek thought both accessible and acceptable to Muslims.
Having written over 260 books in different areas of expertise many of his works are still preserved till this day. He was considered one of the twelve greatest minds in the Middle Ages by the Italian Renaissance scholar Geralomo Cardano (1501 – 1575).