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William Davison

( Scottish astrologer, a chemist and a doctor.)

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Biography William Davison
(Davison, Davisson, d'Avissone)
(1593, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - OK. 1669, Paris)
D. was third, younger son of a Scottish nobleman. Early death of his father was one of the reasons for tight monetary conditions in which the youth was D. In 1617, Mr.. He graduated from Presbyterian College in Aberdeen with a degree of Master of Arts. Soon after, he emigrated to France, where one of the universities (probably in Montpellier) received a medical degree. Where and when D. began to study astrology, is not known, but about 1620. He taught this subject Morin de Villefranche, who later became a prominent astrologer. D. and Moraine linked strong friendship for life. Within three years, D. studied chemistry at the house of the patron Morin, Bishop of Boulogne Claude Dorme. Pocle death of the bishop (in 1626) he moved to Paris, where he practiced as a physician. In 1636, Mr.. D. a physician from the British Embassy in Paris. In 1644, the patronage of Queen Henrietta of England, D. physician was the king of France and remained in this position until 1651, Mr.. In 1648, Mr.. D. was appointed intendant "Jardin Royal des Plantes" (now - Museum of Natural History in Paris), where he introduced the practice of reading of public lectures on chemistry. In 1651, Mr.. D. left France to become a doctor of the Polish royal family ( "Senior archiatrus et chymicus") under the patronage of Queen Marie-Louise, as well as director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Warsaw. After the death of the Queen in 1667, Mr.. He returned to Paris, where he died about. 1669 g.

D. was one of the first scientists who studied the possible relationship of chemical processes and astrological patterns. The main composition D. Chemistry "Philosophia pyrotechnica" (1633 - 1635) contains an extensive study on the metaphysical basis of the chemical theory of H. He thoroughly developed aspects of Neo-Platonic theory Paratseltsa, focusing on the relationship between macrocosm and microcosm, and on finding immaterial forces operating in the universe under the guise of the observed chemical reactions.

Selected works:
Philosophia pyrotechica seu Curriculus chymiatricus etc. - Paris, 1635.
Elemens de la philosophie de l'art de feu. - 1644.
In ideam philosophicam medicinae Petri Severini. - 1660.
Literature:
1. Hannaway O. Davison. / / Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
2. Chandeliers. The fate of the prophets: the prominent astrologers of the past. / / Star Trek astrology.
3. Poggendorff JC. Biographisch-literarisches Handwoerterbuch zur geschichte der exacten Wissenschaften ...


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