Al-Biruni, Abdul

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Al-Biruni, Abdul Gender: M
Ibn Ahmad, Abdul-Rayhammad
born on 4 September 973 Jul.Cal. at 05:05 (= 05:05 AM )
Place Kath, Uzbekistan, 41n33, 60e10
Timezone LMT m60e10 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°14' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°11 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 09°56'

Abdul Al-Biruni (An imaginary rendition of Al Biruni on a 1973 Soviet postage stamp)


Iranian scholar and polymath, a mathematician, historian, astronomer and astrologer during the Islamic Golden Age, who has been called variously the "founder of Indology", "Father of Comparative Religion", "Father of modern geodesy", and the first anthropologist.

He was, for his time, an admirably impartial writer on the customs and creeds of various nations, his scholarly objectivity earning him the title al-Ustadh ("The Master") in recognition of his remarkable description of early 11th-century India.

He died on 13 December 1048 (Jul.Cal.) in Ghazni (now Afghanistan).

The lunar crater Al-Biruni and the asteroid 9936 Al-Biruni were named in his honour.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 December 1048 Jul.Cal. (19 Dec 1048 greg.) in Ghazni (age 75)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Roscoe Hope quotes "Arabic Astrology" in AA 6/82. Calculated by Al-Ghadanfar, an Arabic astrologer of some note, a near contemporary of Al-Biruni. Recalculated by Dr. J.K. Fotheringham of Oxford, "the map may be considered as fully authentic." (4 September Jul.Cal.).


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Outstanding scholar)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Party animal
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Conversant in Khwarezmian, Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Numbers
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure