Henri de Boulainvilliers( French historian, astrologer, philosopher.)
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Biography Henri de Boulainvilliers
(Boulainvilliers, Boulainviller), Earl
(21.10.1658, Saint-Ser, Valley r.Brel, between Neuchц?tel and Forges-les-On - 23/01/1722, Paris)
Born into a noble family, his old family came from Normandy and Picardy. B. received a solid education: he studied classical literature, mathematics, philosophy, history, geography and other sciences.
B. - The author of many works on history, astrology, philosophy (Spinoza's critique), theology and metaphysics. However, the vast majority of his works were published during his lifetime. The most important historical works - "Histoire de l'ancien gouvernement de la France" in three volumes and "Etat de la France" - were published after his death in 1727, and his astrological work has been published only in 1940's.
BA, apparently, was the first astrologer, who suggested that the Zodiac may be projected on the globe and regularly use it in astrology. Thus, he anticipated the development of the Parsons / Sefariala, Friedrich / Grimm, etc.. in the field of geodetic equivalents. From their observations, and geographical knowledge, he concluded that the meridian corresponding to the beginning of the sign Aries, is on the Middle East, and the Zodiac then goes west. Thus, according to system B., geodesic middle of the sky for London will be in 27 б° 45 'Gemini, for Edinburgh - at 0 б° of Cancer, and for Buenos Aires - 22 б° 00' Leo. Among other developments B. It should be noted his research in mundane astrology, in which he correlated motion of the solar apogee with the process of changing eras.
Name Used. named minor planet (asteroid) number 8521 Boulainvilliers