Dudit Andreas( Hungarian astronomer, astrologer and mathematician.)
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Biography Dudit Andreas
(Dudith; romanized. Duditsy, Dudutius)
(16.02.1533, Buda, now Budapest - 23.02.1589, Breslau, Germany, now Wroclaw, Poland) --
Combine political and religious activities with the humanistic and scientific interests. G. had a mixed Hungarian and Italian origin, was educated in the Hungarian tradition of humanism. Many traveled to Italy, Britain and France in 1550-ies. as Secretary of Cardinal Reginald Paul, was then bishop of Pec, carried out diplomatic missions Emperor Sigismund II and Maximilian II in Poland (between 1563 and 1576 gg.). In 1576, Mr.. D. retired from politics and devoted the last years the scientific and theological studies in Breslau. D. was a man of encyclopedic learning, and had a large library, a well-known intellectual currents of his time. Actively interested in classical astrology, D. himself translated "Tetrabiblos" Ptolemy. However, over time, D. began to address an opponent of a number of astrologers, veering towards the opinion that astrology is encroaching on the freedom of will and that she was condemned by church authorities. Especially known for his performances over the appearance of a comet in 1577, Mr.. In this paper, "De cometarum significatione" (Basel, 1579), he states that the comet may appear already to be a cause or a harbinger of political disaster.
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