Giovanni Campano da Novara( Italian mathematician, astrologer, astronomer and physician)
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Biography Giovanni Campano da Novara
(Campano); Kampanus (romanized. Campanus Nouar [i] ensis)
(1-e XIII in a decade., Novara, Lombardy - 9-17.09.1296)
Italian mathematician, astrologer, astronomer and physician, who is credited with creating the system Kampanusa homes. K. served as a papal chaplain in the era of Pope Urban IV (1261 - 1264) to Boniface VIII (1294 - 1303). It is known that K. died as a rich man.
To. was recognized by his contemporaries (in particular, R. Bacon) as an excellent mathematician, he wrote a commentary on the "Elements" of Euclid (between 1255 and 1259). Among the works to. astronomy should provide fundamental work "Theorica planetarum", which sets out the theory of motion of the Sun, Moon and planets. In addition, K. wrote "Computus major" (1268) - a treatise on the calendar calculations, work on the astrolabe, a treatise on astrology yuditsiarnoy, work on medical astrology, was astronomical tables for the meridian of Novara (based on the tables of Toledo). K. also attributed (perhaps wrongly) essay "De dispositione aeris", devoted to the astrological weather predictions
. System houses, . received the name of K., . described in his two works: "Tractatus de sphera" (chapter "De duodecim domibus que sunt in celo") and "Breviloquim duodecim signorum zodiaci cum peculiari modo erigendi thematis coelestis per divisionem verticalis primarii",
In honor of K. named lunar crater Campanus.
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