Diggis Leonard( English astronomer, astrologer, mathematician and architect of the mid-XVI century.)
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Biography Diggis Leonard
(? - <1571>)
Born in an ancient noble family in Kent. He was educated at University College, Oxford. Author of works on mathematics, architecture, astrology. Among them should be allocated astrological essay "A Prognostication of Right Good Effect" ( "A Generall Prognostication", 1-ed. 1553, 1 st edition preserved. 1555), which deservedly became one of the most popular books in Britain. This was probably the best of the "eternal almanacs" created in the 2 nd half of the XVI century. In 1556, Mr.. come revised and expanded edition of this work - "A Prognostication Euerlasting". Structurally almanac D. was similar to Russia's "Bruce calendar, but represented a more serious level. It contained all sorts of useful astronomical and astrological tables and rules. Eg., There are astrological and meteorological weather prediction rules, descriptions of various meteorological phenomena and the explanation of their causes, according to the rules of bloodletting medical astrology, the table motion of the Moon, etc.. We know of at least 11 editions of this book. After the death of Dr.. Almanac continued to publish his son, Thomas Diggis (mind. 1595), a disciple of John Dee, the eminent mathematician and astronomer.