Abbas Ibn Firnass

Abbas Ibn Firnass

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Abbas Ibn Firnas

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Abbas Ibn Firnas

Abbas Ibn Firnas   Abbas Ibn Firnas is a Muslim inventor who was born in 810 and died in 887. He lived during the Golden age. Firnas lived in the Andalusia that considered in our modern days Spain in a state called Cordoba. He lived during the Umayyad Caliphate.  He is a physician, engineer, a musician, scholar, astronomy and an Arabic poet. Abbas Ibn Firnass has many inventions. He known as the father of flying, because he was the first man on earth who filed. He also developed in astronomy. In 875 he used a fundamental glider launched from the Mount of the Bride (Jabal al-‘arus) in the Rusafa area to fly. Ibn Firnas designed the first water clock that is called AL-Maqata. He also designed the manufacturing colorless glass. He also designed a planispheres. In addition, he designed a chain of rings that is used to simulate the motion of the planets and stars. He created a cutting rock to for cutting the crystals in Spain, instead of the sending the crystals to be cut in Egypt. In Abbas Ibn Firnas’s house, he created a room in which witnessed stars, clouds, thunder, and lightning, which were produced by mechanisms located in his basement workroom, he invented a rudimentary metronome. He was able to create a set of wings; this made him able to fly long distance. He was able to create these set of wings by observing the birds. He also was able to create not just the wings from the birds. He also was able to create the first biro ink in the whole world. Abbas Ibn Firnas is one of the talent and important inventor in the world although he invented many things from thousands of years ago. He is considered...

Abbas Ibn Firnas

Abbas Ibn Firnas was one great inventor. He was born 810 AD in Korah Takrna near Ronda, and lived in the Emirate of Córdoba. He was an electric thinker with a range of knowledge and interests. He was a Muslim inventor, engineer, physician, pilot, Arabic poet, and musician. He is known for an early attempt at aviation or flying.  Ibn Firnas worked at a vast range of initiatives. He studied in chemistry, physics, and astronomy. He set up astronomical tables, wrote poetry, and designed a water clock called Al-Maqata. Ibn Firnas was creative in his works. He planned means of manufacturing glass from sand, and he also developed a chain of rings that could be used to show the motions of the planets and stars. He also settled a procedure for cutting rock crystal. The main invention that Ibn Firnas was known for was the first original version of the parachute. He was the first one to make an attempt at controlled flight. He is known for an early attempt to fly. He operated the flight controls of his hang glider only using two sets of fake wings to adjust and control his altitude and change his direction. He was very successful at his works, as Philip Hitti stated “Ibn Firnas was the first man in history to make a scientific attempt at flying.” He was successful at flying and he easily returned to where he had lifted or started off from, but his landing was unsuccessful. Before he flew he said, “Presently, I shall take leave of you. By guiding these wings up and down, I should ascend like the birds. If all goes well, after soaring for a time I should be able to return safely to your side.” Since Abbas’s very unsuccessful...