al-Badīʿ al-Asṭurlābī
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, hibat allāh b. al-ḥusayn b. aḥmad (also yūsuf ), abu ’l-ḳāsim , illustrious Arab scholar, physician, philosopher, astronomer and poet, who distinguished himself particularly for his knowledge and construction of the astrolabe and other astronomical instruments. The date of his birth is not known. In 510/1116-17, we find him at Iṣfahān in intimate contact with the Christian physician Amīn al-Dawla Ibn al-Tilmīd̲h̲. Later he lived in Bag̲h̲dād, where the exercise of his art, so it is said, brought him a co…

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Suter, H., “al-Badīʿ al-Asṭurlābī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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