Al-Fadl ibn Naubakht

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Who is Al-Fadl ibn Naubakht?

Al-Fadl ibn Naubakht, was an 8th-century Persian scholar at the court of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid. He was son of the famous Naubakht, a former Zoroastrian, who had designed Baghdad.

Fadl was appointed by the Caliph as chief librarian of the Khiz─ünat al-Hikmah, which later came to be known as The House of Wisdom. He also wrote astrological treatises, and his skills in translation were used to access Greek texts extensively.

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on July 23, 2013

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