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Johannes Lichtenberger

( German astrologer and mystic.)

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Biography Johannes Lichtenberger
(Lichtenberger, under the name of the castle Lichtenberg; present. Pham. - Gryumbah (Grц+mbach, Grц+nbach, Grunenbach))
(1445 - 1503)
About childhood and adolescence L. unknown. In 1468, Mr.. he published a treatise on the appearance of a comet, which at that time was the subject of the mass of astrological speculation. Apparently, this was the first book L. In 1471, Mr.. Bavaria R. is horoscope for the Duke Louis IX. Between 1473 and 1476 A. was the court astrologer of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III ( "imperial astrologer"). In 1492, Mr.. L. falls under the attention of the Inquisition (because of unfavorable forecasts related to influential nobles), and in the last years of his life away from activity. His works are among the most quoted books of the XVI century. Especially known L. his book of predictions "Prognosticationes" (publ. 1528), in which many found foresight of the French Revolution and the emergence of Napoleon. In particular, Paracelsus had already discussed many of the projections L.

A Prophecy. retained its popularity until the XIX century. Thus, by Dostoevsky in "Diary of a Writer (1877, May-June) saw in the mystical allegories L. future of Russian-Turkish war, the prognostic role of Russia in Eastern Europe, its relations with Britain, with Protestantism and Catholicism.

Selected works:
Practica und Prognostication, so er vor etlicher Zeit gemacht vonn der grossen Conjunction Saturni und Jovis im Jahr 1484. - Mainz, 1492.
Desgleichen ellipsis usw., Mit Weissagungen und einem Gesichte Bruder Clausens; mit einer Erklцгrung des Dr. M. Luther, und mit Holzschnitten. - Wittenberg, 1527.
Recommended Reading:
Kurze D. Popular Astrology in the fifteenth and sixteenth Centuries: Johannes Lichtenberger. / / 'Astrologi hallucinati'. Stars and the End of the World in Luther's time. / Ed. by Paola Zambelli. - Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1986.
Literature:
1. 'Astrologi hallucinati'. Stars and the End of the World in Luther's time.
2. Becker U. Lexicon der Astrologie.
3. Astrological Dictionary.
4. Poggendorff JC. Biographisch-literarisches HandwцTrterbuch zur geschichte der exacten Wissenschaften ...


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