His works in this area are appreciated all over the world to this day. He has made significant contribution also to science and philosophy. For 57 years of his life, he wrote more than 450 works in 29 fields of science.
Ibn Sina, or Avicenna, as he was known in Europe, was born in 980 in the village of Afshan, near Bukhara. He began to show his genius at a young age – at the age of 10 he knew the Koran by heart, but at 20 he began to provide treatment to people. The treatment method, which was unusual for that time, allowed him to cure seriously ill people, for which he was called “Prince of Physicians”.
The life of Abu Ali Ibn Sina was not smooth and comfortable – wandering alternated his prosperous life often. He was also an archiater and adviser to the rulers, and sometimes he was imprisoned because of the change of power.
Avicenna wrote his numerous scientific works in all circumstances, we can say he could not live without writing The knowledge that filled him, flowed to thousands of paper pages. Among the most important of his works are “The Book of Knowledge”, “The Book of Healing”, “The Book of Medication”, “The Canon of Medicine” (5 books), the latter is considered one of the most famous books in the history of medicine. Along with this Ibn Sina wrote collections of poetry and theological treatise.
Avicenna died in 1037, leaving behind a huge legacy, which is still being used by his descendants today.