Luke Dennis Broughton( English and American (U.S.) astrologer)
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Biography Luke Dennis Broughton
(Brauton, Brafton; Broughton)
(20.04.1828, 10:06:20 GT, Leeds, England - 22/09/1899, from dr.dannym 1898)
The leader of the revival of astrology in the late XIX century. At the time of the unpopularity of astrology his family from generation to generation engaged in this science. Father B. was a doctor, who used a compendium N. Kalpepera, which show corresponding astrological signs Medicinal Plants. Father B. also a physician to use the knowledge of astrology in their practice. Luke Dennis B. and his older brother, Mark B. also walked in the footsteps of ancestors. Mark B. headed astrological society in Leeds and was the publisher of astrological almanac and ephemeris. After moving to America, Mark B. founded astrological periodical - "Broughton's Monthly Horoscope".
He married at 24 years, Luc B. Two years later he moved to the U.S. and decided to continue the occupation of the traditional family profession of doctor. Settling in Philadelphia, he worked as a weaver, and later - as a technician in the lab, a student at Eclectic Medical College (it was an educational institution, where he taught medicine, based on such medical facilities, as kalpeperovskie plants). After a magazine published by his brother, was closed in 1860, Luke founded his journal, "Broughton's Planet Reader and Astrological Journal", which was published until 1869.
Soon after the B. began to publish his magazine, in Philadelphia, was adopted antiastrologichesky law, and in 1863. B. transfers his medical and astrological activities in New York City. After the Civil War, B. rent a lecture hall, and regularly gives lectures on astrology. His lectures had a significant success, and B. opened astrological office. In addition to the consultations, he also engages in education, what has achieved significant results: the majority of large American astrologer in the early XX century were his students. B. distributed English astrological literature, especially the technical work necessary for the calculation of astrological charts, and he wrote several books. B. actively defended the rights of astrologers, has repeatedly witness in court cases where astrologers were arrested for "fortune-telling" (the most notable case in 1886, when B. defended in Mr. Romaine, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for what he practiced as an astrologer). B. was a teacher of thousands of astrologers, astrology, and widespread in the United States is primarily merit B. He correctly predicted the date of his death, and on the eve of death he gave final instructions to complete the case. His daughter inherited the New York practice of his father and several sons B. were also astrologers.