Abu Ma'shar

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Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi AKA al-Falakī AKA Ibn Balkhī

Persia (Iraq) 787 – 886

Comments: Astronomy, astrology; Mathematics; the theory of "rays" traveling through empty space to affect objects and events at a distance, which Isaac Newton later proved as Gravity; The "medium" through which he believed the astral energy flowed was called the Aethyr;

Teachers: Ptolemy; Aristotle;

Students: Tobias Hess; Johannes Kepler; Helisaeus Roeslin; Isaac Newton;


Author: practical manuals on astrology;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ma%27shar_al-Balkhi