Guido BONANTE( Italian astrologer and astronomer.)
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Biography Guido BONANTE
(Bonatti; Bonati, Bonatti) Guido, romanized. Bonatus Guido (Guido Bonatus)
(early. XIII century., Kasha, near Florence - OK. 1300, Ancona)
The most influential astrologer XIII in. First B. studied law, but then took up astrology and astronomy. His skills in these areas earned him the honorary title of "Siderabilissimus". In 1233, Mr.. Bologna B. participated in a public debate with a determined opponent of astrology, Giovanni da Schio Vicenza (? - 1260). He was appointed court astrologer with Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (1212 - 1250). Later, he lectured in Paris and the University of Bologna, practiced in various cities of Italy (in particular, in 1260, Mr.. was an astrologer urban community of Florence). Then B. joined to the leader of the Ghibellines Count Guido da Montefeltro and advised him on the artillery of the case, determined the best time of speeches in the campaign, ensuring that the count a number of victories. In old age, joined the Order of Franciscans, and died in a monastery in Ancona in 1300, Mr.. E. Blavatsky interpreted this way: B. became an astrologer and an alchemist, but as the Rosicrucians-adept failed, and then returned to his monastery. According to other sources, he was killed by robbers near Chezeny, when he returned to Forli, after lecturing in Paris and a number of Italian universities.
Composition B. "Liber astronomiae" (Decem continens tractatus astronomiae), written soon after 1277 - one of the main sources of information on traditional medieval European astrological practice. It was very popular in the late Middle Ages and came to us in a large number of copies. In the XV - XVI centuries. This work B. printed at least three occasions (1491, 1506 and 1550.). In 1994. was published in English translation. In 1572, Mr.. Basel was published an extensive treatise B. entitled "Auslegung der menschlichen Geburtsstunde" ( "About an hour of birth rights"), which, apparently, is also an option for "Liber astronomiae".
B. developed the use of lot (in the "Liber astronomiae" he gives the formula for a 128 lot) and midpoyntov. In particular, he believed that the Ascendant should always be exactly halfway between the two planets, ie. in midpoynte between them (see. BONANTE method of rectification). It is known that B. insisted on the necessity of preparing a horoscope structure during the laying of the church and monastery buildings. B. mentioned in the "Divine Comedy" by Dante (Inferno, Canto XX) and in the History of Florence, Machiavelli. At the end of XIV. Filippo Villani was his biography.