Latos Jan( Polish astrologer, astronomer and mathematician last quarter of the XVI century.)
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Biography Latos Jan
(Latosh; Latos, Latosz) (romanized. Ioannes Latosinius)
One of the most prolific and well-known astrologers Poland. In Padua University, defended his thesis for the degree of Doctor of Medicine (1577). Upon his return to Poland became a professor at the Krakow Academy, where he lectured on astrology, and then - in medicine, was elected Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Over the opposition of the Pope in the introduction of the Gregorian calendar L. was removed from office. Then L. moved to Ukraine, g.Ostrog (now in the Rivne region.), where he was appointed professor of Ostrog Academy and led the fight against the introduction of a new style.
In his writings "Prognosis ..." (1595) and "Summary of the effects terribly fierce solar eclipse 1598-year" L. systematized astrology, . splitting it into mundane (related to aspects of the planets), . natural (predictive natural phenomena on mutual aspects of the Sun and the Moon), . natal (the fate of people rising sign) and situational (forecast optimal periods for the beginning of cases),
. L. rejected the scientific and recorded in that part of the superstition of astrology, which attempts to provide answers to questions about the thefts, happiness, life luck, winnings and happy happenstance. Predicted the decline of the Ottoman Empire in 1700, and, indeed, the world entered into Turkey with the Sacred Union in Karlowice in 1699, Mr.. almost was the end of the power of the Ottoman Empire.
Prognosticon de Regnorum ac Imperiorum mutationibus ex orbium caeli syderumque motu et lumine vario in haec tempora incidentibus, maxime vero de Christianorum contra Turcos successu. - Krakow, 1594.
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