A couple of years ago, I did a presentation on Zheng He and reading up on him I was enthralled by his travels, the enormous fleet, his life, etc. Though he pre-dated most (or all) European world explorers and his voyages were far-reaching and magnificent, I had never heard of him. I didn’t know anyone who had ever heard of him.
I’m wondering if there are other important figures in (Middle-)Eastern or African history that we in the West don’t really know much about.
I know that this is kind of vague…sorry.