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Abu Bakr al-Hassan ibn al-Khasib, also al-Khaseb, Albubather in Latin, was a Persian[1] physician and astrologer of the 9th century.

He wrote in Persian and Arabic and is best known by his work De nativitatibus which was translated into Latin by Canonicus Salio in Padua 1218, and was also translated into Hebrew.

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  1. ^ Donzel, E. J. van (1 January 1994). Islamic Desk Reference. BRILL. p. 24. ISBN 90-04-09738-4. Albubather (A. Ibn al-Khasib*, Abu Bakr): astrologer of Persian origin; ixth c. His fame rests on an extract from a sort of astrological encyclopaedia. 


  • Al-fihrist by Ibn al-Nadim, p. 276 and Commentary, p. 131.
  • H. Suter : Die Mathematiker und Astronomen der Araber (32, 1900)
  • Nachtrage (162, 1902)
  • Encyclopedia of Islam, II, 274, 1916.