IBN KHALLIKAN ابن خلكان
The well-known Muslim biographer. He drew his descent from a family of Balkh. He was born at Arbelah, but resided at Damascus, where he filled the office of chief Qazi, and died A.D. 681 (A.D. 1282). His biographical dictionary has been translated into English by Baron de Slane. (Paris 1843.) The biographical notes in the present work are chiefly from Ibn Khallikan’s work.
Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam