Albumazar (or Abu-Maaschar) (805–885 C.E.)
Arabian astrologer of the ninth century. Born in Balkh, he
lived in Baghdad and was known principally for his astrological
treatise entitled Thousands of Years, in which he declares that the
world could only have been created when the seven planets
were in conjunction in the first degree of Aries, and that the
end of the world will take place when these seven planets (the
number has now risen to twelve) will be together in the last degree
of Pisces. His treatises include De Magnis Conjunctionibus
(Augsburg, 1489), Introductorium in Astronomian (Venice, 1506),
and Flores Astrologici (Augsburg, 1488). He died at Wasid, Central
McIntosh, Christopher. The Astrologers and Their Creed An
Historical Outline. New York Frederick A. Praeger, 1969.