GEDBERI John( Outstanding English astrologer)
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Gedberi John (1.01. [11.01] .1628, 2:38:36 GT, Wheatley, Oxon, England - 28.03.1704, London) --
eminent English astrologer. He was the son of a farmer and originally was given to an apprentice to a tailor. However, he left the job in 1644, when his father, mother, Sir John Carson, expressed willingness to pay for his studies at Oxford. Educated, D. began studying astrology under the guidance of Nicholas Fiske and in 1652, Mr.. published his first book on astrology. Home work G., "Genethlialogia, or The Doctrine of Nativities", was published in 1658, Mr.. In 1662, Mr.. he published another important work - "Collectio Geniturarum" (1662), natal chart 150 famous people from the commentaries, which are often the next generation of astrologers. He also was almanacs and tables of the planets. But the success of Mr.. when life was not especially loud, compared to other London astrologers, especially Lilly.
G. struck up a good relationship with William Lilley, although they had different political views (D. was a royalist, and Lilly - a supporter of Parliament). Lilly has even written a foreword to a book Mr.. However, when in 1659, Mr.. Swedish King Charles X made Lilly generous gift - a gold chain and medal, - G. was outraged. Present was the result of favorable predictions that Lilly did for Charles in his 1658 anthology of Mr.. G. published the opposite prediction, and so it happened that King Charles died suddenly in 1660, Mr.. This story has led to increased tensions between the two astrologers, which peaked in the so-called "skorpionskoy quarrel" in 1675, Mr.. Disagreed with the negative characteristics of the Lilly sign of Scorpio, D. (who had in the natal chart the Ascendant in Scorpio) attacked Lillie in his work "Obsequium Rationable", already in the title of which Lilly was named "grand swindler". The answer he had several brochures and articles published comrades Lilly. Quarrel reached a climax after the publication in 1693, Mr.. "Black Life of John Gedberi" ( "Black Life of John Gadbury"), written Dzh.Partridzhem.
GM, along with Dzh.Childri and Dzh.Goudom, was a staunch supporter of the need for reform in the understanding of astrology. He adhered to the natural-scientific point of view of Francis Bacon, and believed that "the influence of the stars are purely natural". In contrast, Lilly and the rest of the astrologers, he called his prognosis "conjecture" (speculation) rather than "predictions". G. Many decried the outdated elements of astrology and extolled the value of observation and experimentation.