Izz al-Din ibn Shaddad
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He is best known for his Al-a'laq al-khatira fi dhikr umara' al-Sham wa'l-Jazira, a historical geography of Syria (al-Sham) and Upper Mesopotamia (al-Jazira), which he wrote in exile in Egypt after the Mongols overran Syria. This work has been translated into French and published by Anne-Marie Eddé (on french Wikipedia) as Description de la Syrie du Nord in Damascus in 1984.
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