Mashallah ibn Athari

740 - 815

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Mā Shā’ Allāh ibn Athari (Arabic: ما شاء الله إبن أثري) (c. 740–815 AD) was an eighth-century Persian Jewish astrologer, astronomer, and mathematician. Originally from Khorasan he lived in Basra (present day Iraq) during the reigns of al-Manṣūr and al-Ma’mūn, and was among those who introduced astrology and astronomy to Baghdad in the late 8th and early 9th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mashallah ibn Athari has received more than 92,168 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Mashallah ibn Athari is the 275th most popular astronomer (down from 173rd in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 187th in 2019) and the most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Mashallah ibn Athari ranks 275 out of 531Before him are Lewis Boss, Charles Wolf, Grigory Neujmin, Robert T. A. Innes, Maria Clara Eimmart, and Karl Christian Bruhns. After him are Edwin Ernest Salpeter, Jérôme Eugène Coggia, Liisi Oterma, Heikki A. Alikoski, Oskar Minkowski, and John Machin.

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Among people born in 740, Mashallah ibn Athari ranks 7Before him are Aurelius of Asturias, Paulinus II of Aquileia, Angilbert, Adalgis, Al-Asmaʿi, and Kamalaśīla. After him is Vineh of Bulgaria. Among people deceased in 815, Mashallah ibn Athari ranks 2Before him is Jabir ibn Hayyan.

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Among people born in Iraq, Mashallah ibn Athari ranks 248 out of 338Before him are Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi (1976), Muqtada al-Sadr (1974), Abu Sulayman Sijistani (932), Kadashman-Enlil I (-1400), Nazik Al-Malaika (1923), and Emmanuel III Delly (1927). After him are Khumarawayh ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun (864), Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz (1913), Awad Hamed al-Bandar (1945), Ashur-nadin-apli (-1300), Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī (null), and Abu Firas al-Hamdani (932).

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Among astronomers born in Iraq, Mashallah ibn Athari ranks 1