Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi

Mathematician, Deceased Person

0787 – 0886

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Who was Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi?

Abū Maʿshar, Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad al-Balkhī, was a Persian astrologer, astronomer, and Islamic philosopher, thought to be the greatest astrologer of the Abbasid court in Baghdad. He was not a major innovator and as an astrologer he was not intellectually rigorous. Nevertheless, he wrote a number of practical manuals on astrology that profoundly influenced Muslim intellectual history and, through translations, that of western Europe and Byzantium.

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Born
Aug 10, 0787
Balkh
Nationality
  • Iran
Profession
Died
0886
Iraq

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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