Saladin - Famous Bearded Men

Saladin (1137 or 1138 – March 1193), known as Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب) in Arabic, was the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of their Ayyubid dynasty, although it was named after his father. Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen and other parts of North Africa. Notwithstanding the differences in beliefs, the...

Abbas ibn Firnas "The First Aviator" - Famous Bearded Men

Now, it’s true that we have dreamed of flying through the air ever since we managed to learn how to walk. History is absolutely filled with people and legends who have attempted to conquer the skies. Chinese people were flying kites around the 5th Century BCE. However, the fist successful human attempt was accomplished back in 875 CE by Abbas...