Ibn 'Asakir (571H)
Thiqat ad-Din Ali Ibn al-Hasan ibn 'Asakir al-Dimashqi (499-571H)
Al-Imam, al-'Allamah, al-Hafidh al-Kabeer, al-Mujawwid, Muhaddith ash-Sham. One of the greatest Hafidh of his time and historian, the author of Tarikh Dimashq. He traveled a lot in the Talab 'Ilm, he had more than 1300 Sheikh, and more than 80 Sheikha. Shafii of Madhhab.