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
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