Thursday, November 29, 2012

'Abd al-'Aziz al-Qabisi

‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Qabisi (d. 967), also known as Abu al-Saqr al-Qabisi 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Uthman, Alcabitius or Alchabitius, was an Arab astrologer in the tenth century of the Christian calendar whose main work is an exposition of some of the fundamental principles of horoscopy. He is primarily known for his treatise on judicial astrology, Introduction to the Art of Judgments of the Stars, dedicated to the Sultan Sayf al-Dawlah of the Hamdanid dynasty, a work that was highly prized in medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Alternative names include:

'Abd al-'Aziz al-Qabisi
Abu al-Saqr al-Qabisi 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Uthman
Al-Qabisi, 'Abd al-'Aziz
Ibn Uthman
Ibn Uthman, Abu al-Saqr al-Qabisi 'Abd al-'Aziz
Qabisi, al-
Qabisi, 'Abd al-'Aziz al-

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