Ibn `Asakir
(d. 571 H. in Damascus)

Abu al-Qasim `Ali b. al-Husayn b. Hibat Allah al-Dimashqi Shafi`i and ash`ari.

The famous historian and greatest hadith scholar of his time. He travelled and heard hadith from over 1000 narrators. Authored several encyclopedic works, among them Tarikh Dimashq.

Article by GF Haddad 

Buried in Bab Saghir in an enclosure opposite the entrance to the burial place of Sayyiduna Mu`awiya (radyaAllah 'anhu).

Pic's of his maqam