Bredon, Simon( English astronomer, astrologer, mathematician and physician.)
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Biography Bredon, Simon
(Bredon; romanized. Biridanus)
(ca. 1300, Uinchkomb, England - c.. 1372)
He studied at Balliol College (Oxford), and then at Merton College. In 1337, Mr.. became a junior warden of the University, ca. 1339 g. - Custodian of the Treasury Langton. In 1348, Mr.. B. Merton left to become vicar in Rastingtone (Sussex), made a successful career as a church.
B. - Author of the treatise on the use of the astrolabe, a book about the theory of planetary motion "Theorica planetarum", comments to the first three books of "Almagest" of Ptolemy, author of the new translation "Tetrabiblosa", an astrological treatise "Astronomia judiciaria", etc.. astrological and astronomical works (in t.ch. "Super introductorio Alcabitii", "In demonstratione Almagesti", "De propositionubus aequationis planetarum" and "Astronomia calculatoria"), works on logic and mathematics. To services B. As a physician and astrologer treated the nobles of the people of that time, in particular, he treated the queen of Scotland John in 1358