Ibn Ezra( Jewish poet and philosopher Neoplatonist, mathematician, astrologer, astronomer)
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Biography Ibn Ezra
romanized. Abenezra; Avenezra, Abenezra), Abraham (Abraham) Ben Meir, Rabbi
(1092, Toledo and Tudela, Spain - 23.01.1167, Kalahorra, Spain)
Up to 48 years living in Spain. Despite the extensive knowledge, he could not find them to good use, almost all of his endeavors ended unsuccessfully, and he I.E. with a bitter smile, saying that if he decides to become an undertaker, people stop dying. Since 1140, Mr.. I.E. traveled extensively in Europe (Italy, France, England).
I.E. argued that the physical science and astrology are the foundation of any branch of Judaic knowledge. He has written more than 50 astrological works, as well as several treatises on astronomy, mathematics and theology. Works I.E. enjoyed great popularity and have been translated into many languages. Number of his works (in t.ch. "Tra ctatus de nativitatibus" and "Introductorium in iudicia astrorum") was translated into Latin Pietro d'Abano. IE, apparently, was the author of the houses of the horoscope, which is now known as the system Regiomontanus. Books I.E. had a great impact on European astrologers late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In the modern era astrological work I.E. were first issued in 1939. In honor of I.E. named lunar crater Abenezra.