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List of notable or famous scientists from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Spain and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Spain is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Michael Servetus and Abraham Zacuto.

This historic scientists from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Spain?" These prominent scientists of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish scientists.

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Abraham bar Hiyya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Spain
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Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi was a Jewish mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, also known as Savasorda or Abraham Judaeus. He was born in Barcelona and scholars suspect he travelled to Narbonne where he is thought to have died. Abraham bar Ḥiyya's most influential work is his Ḥibbūr ha-meshīḥah ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1070-1136)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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Abraham Zacuto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Spain
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Abraham Zacuto was a Sephardi Jewish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian who served as Royal Astronomer in the 15th century to King John II of Portugal. The crater Zagut on the Moon is named after him. ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1452-1510)

Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain

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Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Spain
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Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi, also known in the West as Albucasis, was an Arab Muslim physician and surgeon who lived in Al-Andalus. He is considered the greatest medieval surgeon to have appeared from the Islamic World, and has been described by many as the father of modern surgery. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (936-1013)

Birthplace: Medina Azahara, Spain

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Ibn al-Baitar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Spain
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Ibn al-Bayṭār al-Mālaqī, Ḍiyāʾ Al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdllāh Ibn Aḥmad was a pharmacist, botanist, physician and scientist. His main contribution was to systematically record the additions made by Islamic physicians in the Middle Ages, which added between 300 and 400 types of medicine to the one ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1197-1248)

Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

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