Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī

Born Abhar, Iran
Died 1262–1265
Shabestar, Iran
Residence Khurāsān, Baghdad, Arbil, Sivas
Academic background
Influences Kamāl al‐Dīn ibn Yūnus, Fakhr al‐Dīn al‐Rāzī, Kūshyār ibn Labbān, Jābir ibn Aflaḥ
Academic work
Era Islamic Golden Age
Main interests Astronomy, Mathematics, Philosophy
Influenced Ibn Khallikān, al‐Kātibī, Shams al‐Dīn al‐Iṣfahānī, al-Samarqandī, al‐Qazwīnī, Naṣīr al‐Dīn al-Ṭūsī.[1]

Athīr al‐Dīn al‐Mufaḍḍal ibn ʿUmar ibn al‐Mufaḍḍal al‐Samarqandī al‐Abharī, also known as Athīr al‐Dīn al‐Munajjim (? probably in Abhar, Iran – 1265 or 1262[2] Shabestar, Iran)[1] was a philosopher, astronomer, astrologer and mathematician. Other than his influential writings, he had many famous disciples.


His epithet al-Abharī suggests that he or his ancestors originally stem from the Abhar tribe.[1] He is said to have been a student or teacher in various schools at Khurāsān, Baghdad, and Arbil, living for some time in Sivas.[1] Ibn Khallikān reports that he was student of Kamāl al‐Dīn ibn Yūnus, but other sources state that he worked as an assistant to Fakhr al‐Dīn al‐Rāzī. He may have died of paralysis in Azerbaijan.[1]





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