Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi was born 10th of August 787 A.D. and died #onthisday 9th March he was an early Persian Muslim astrologer. He was thought to be best astrologer of the Abbasid court in Baghdad. However he was not a great innovator his practical manuals for trainings of astrologer which had influenced Muslim intellectual history. Then through the translation of the western Europe and Byzantium his works.
Abu was a member of the third generation of the Pahlavi-oriented Khusrasani intellectual elite.