Nobakht Ahvazi (Persian: نوبخت اهوازى, (or Naubakht Ahvaz) also transliterated "Naubakht") and his sons lived in the 8th and 9th centuries AD, and were astrologers from Ahvaz (in the present-day Khuzestan Province of Iran).
Nobakht was particularly famous for having led a group of astrologers who picked an auspicious electional chart for the founding of Baghdad. His family also helped design the city. Originally Zoroastrians, Nobakht and his sons converted to Islam and were employed as Pahlavi translators of the Abbasid court.
- Islam's Contribution to Science By Husain Muzzafar, S. Muzaffar Husain, pg. 31
- The Golden Age of Persia, by Richard Nelson Frye, p. 163.
- Khandan-i Naubakhti, by Abbas Iqbal, Tehran, 1933, pp 2–3 & 13.
- Islamic Science and Engineering, by Donald Hill, p. 10.
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