Buoninkontro Lorenzo( Italian astrologer and astronomer.)
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Biography Buoninkontro Lorenzo
(Boninkontro, Boninkontri; Buonincontro, Bonincontro, Bonincontri)
(23.02.1410/1411, San Miniato, Tuscany - OK. 1502, Rome) --
In 20 years, left his native city, he served in the army of the Duke Francesco Sforza of Milan, then (ca. 1450 - 1475 gg.) Lived in Naples, which earned the favor of King Alfonso, lectured on astronomy. In 1458, Mr.. B. lost his wife and two sons to the plague, which he attributed the lethal effect of the two comets. In 1474, Mr.. B. returned to their homeland, and in 1483, Mr.. settled in Rome, where thanks to the patronage of Cardinal Raffaele Riario published his comments to "Astronomike" Manilius (1484). He took the chair of astrology at the University of Rome and was crowned with a laurel wreath from the local high school poets. B. gained fame largely through his astrological writings, which were printed in different cities of Italy, and after his death were published also in Germany and Switzerland. Preserved his published annual forecasts for 1485, 1486, 1488, 1489 and 1491 he. Also known for his commentary on the "Tetrabiblosu" Ptolemy (written before 1477), commentary on al-Kabisov, astronomical tables in 1480, "Two books about the revolutions of birth" (1491), "Book Selection" (1489), "Aphorisms on delicate matters, etc.