When and where was Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta born? – Tangier in 1304

Under what name are the accounts of Ibn Battuta’s travels published? – Travels (Rihla)

Who translated Ibn Battuta’s work to French? – Charles Defrémery and Beniamino Sanguinetti

When did Ibn Batuta leave Tangier for his travels? – June 1325

When did Ibn Batuta return to Tangier? – 1355


Over a period of thirty years, Morrocan traveler Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa, Middle East, India, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China.

After the completion of the Rihla in 1355, little is known about Ibn Battuta’s life. He was appointed a judge in Morocco and died in 1368. Nevertheless, the Rihla provides an important account of many areas of the world in the 14th century.