Shihab al-Din Ahmad Ibn Budayr - "The Barber of Damascus" Open this page in a new tab

Ahmed al-Budayr was a barber and a scholar who lived in Damascus in the 18th century. His chronicle was titled "The Daily Events of Damascus Syria" (Hawadit Dimashq ash-Sham al-yawmiyya) and covered years within his lifetime - from 1741-1762 CE.