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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.

De nativitatibus, 1501

He wrote in Persian and Arabic and is best known for his work De nativitatibus which was translated into Latin by Canonicus Salio in Padua 1218, and was also translated into Hebrew; the book had many reprints till 1540.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Donzel, E. J. Van (1994-01-01). Islamic Desk Reference. BRILL. p. 24. ISBN 9004097384. Albubather Persian.


  • 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.