Magini, Giovanni Antonio( Italian astrologer, astronomer, mathematician, cartographer, geographer and physician.)
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Biography Magini, Giovanni Antonio
(13.06.1555, Padua - 11.02.1617, Bologna)
In 1579, Mr.. graduated from the University of Bologna, receiving a degree in philosophy. Doctor of medicine and mathematics. From 1588 to 1617 he. - Professor of astrology / astronomy / mathematics (in those days, these disciplines are not delimited) at the University of Bologna.
M. was also an astrologer Prince of Mantua Gonzaga and therefore a substantial part of his life in Mantua. M. was invited by Pope Gregory XIII (1572 - 1585) to participate in the commission on calendar reform. Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II (1576 - 1612) suggested that M. professorship in Rome and, despite the waiver, granted a life pension. M. amounted horoscopes almost all the rulers of Europe, wrote a number of astrological works (t.ch. book on using astrology in medicine), received the highest evaluation of contemporary. Ephemerides calculated M. for the period from 1580 to 1630. rightly regarded as the best and most accurate in Europe.
M. also created a number of astronomical instruments. Among the works on geography and cartography should be allocated compiled M. Atlas of Italy. M. accurately predicted the day of his death.
In honor of M. named lunar crater Maginus.
Ephemerides coelestium motuum. - Venetiis, 1582.
Continuatio Ephemeridum coelestium motuum. - Venetiis, 1607.
De astrologiae ratione, ac usu dierum criticorum etc. - Venetiis, 1607.
Ephemeridum coelestium motuum, ab anno Domini 1608 usque ad anuum 1630. - Frankfurt, 1608.
Ciro Spontoni. La metoposcopia overo commensurazione delle linee della frone. - Venez., 1654.
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