Nicholas Kratzer (Kratzer)( German humanist, astrologer, astronomer, mathematician, a manufacturer of scientific instruments.)
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Biography Nicholas Kratzer (Kratzer)
(1486/1487, Munich - 1550, <Oxford>)
A native of Bavaria, K. spent nearly 30 years in England. Since 1521, Mr.. He studied mathematics, astrology and astronomy in Oxford. He was a professional astrologer, consultant to the English King Henry VIII (1509 - 1547), played an important role in the introduction of scientific knowledge about the tools and technologies in England. Outstanding painter Holbein G. immortalized look to. the portrait, now kept in the collections of the Louvre. On the other Holbein's painting, "Ambassador", depicts many manufactured to. tools. K. was a friend of Sir Thomas More (author of the famous "Utopia") and taught his daughters. Researchers note, . that K., . apparently, . possessed an outstanding character and great strength judgments, . since Henry VIII, . Known for his violent temper, . was very demanding client, . his numerous marriage and tricks to intimidate the most diligent astrologer,
. But predictions and advice given by the King, K., do not affect the fate of the consultant negatively. By the end of his life he was a respected scholar, still respected by his contemporaries. Among the works to. should allocate astrological guidance "Canones horoscopi".
Naylor PIH. Astrology: an historical examination. - London: Robert Maxwell, 1967.
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