Biography of Gregorius Abulfaragius Abul Farax (1226-1286)

Historian and Arab physician of the sect of the Jacobite Christians, also called Barhebraeus. He was born in 1226 in Malatia and died near the sources of the Euphrates in 1286. He was consecrated Bishop of Cuba when he had no more than twenty years; He was then Bishop of Aleppo, and forty years became mafrian or primacy of the Jacobites from the East; He died in this dignity. He composed two chronic or universal stories, which begin in the creation of the world and become, one, written in Arabic, up to the year 1284, and the other, SIRIO, until the 1297.