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1530

Swiss physician Paracelsus uses astrology to understand the human mind or psyche.

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Kopernicus and Nostradamus

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1543

Copernicus presents theory that Earth revolves around Sun, which is placed on the Papal Index of forbidden books until 1835.

1545

At Council of Trent, the Church condemns judicial astrology.

1550

Catherine de Medici consults astrologers Gauric, Ruggieri and Nostradamus.

1552

Martin Luther supports astrology by writing preface to work by prominent astrologer Johannes Lichtenberger.

1555

Nostradamus gains fame in Europe. His famous prophetic work 'Seven Centuries' is published in 1555. He works in

Henry II's court and publishes almanacs.

1560

Girolamo Cardano, physician, philosopher, mathematical genius and astrologer. He writes commentary on Tetrabiblos.

1570

John Dee is astrologer for Queen Elizabeth I and helps to arrange Gregorian calendar (1583) and dabbles in alchemy and magic.

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Tycho Brahe and Kepler
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1574

Tycho Brahe, famous astronomer known for discoveries in observational astronomy. Dislikes frivolous astrologers.

He draws up charts for Danish royal family and in 1585 compiles accurate star catalogue.

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1600

Shakespeare helps to popularize astrology for centuries by inserting astrological references in almost all his plays.

Tommaso Campanella writes six books on astrology in accordance with the teachings of Church Theologians.

Francis Bacon attacks personal astrology but still accepts divinatory astrology on masses of people.

Richard Burton looks into the astrology of mental illness.

1610

Kepler establishes facts that planets move in elliptical orbits around Sun. Discovers three famous laws of planetary motion which bear his name. Kepler is also astrologer- mystic. He links planet orbit spheres with geometric solids, and writes 'Music of the Spheres.'

1613

Galileo denounced for his Letters on Sun- spots. In 1632 is condemned by Church for his heliocentric view of solar system. He dabbles in some astrology.

1640

Morin de Villefranche is regarded as most noted astrologer of his time and serves as adviser to Cardinal Richelieu and to Cardinal Mazarin.

1645

Nicolas Culpepper practices medicine using herbal astrology and publishes many books.

1650

William Lilly writes Christian Astrology which becomes reference for subsequent astrologers. Publishes prophetic Almanac in 1644. Predicts Great Plague of London in 1665 and Great Fire of London in 1666.

Elias Ashmole inherits W. Lilly's library and publishes Lilly's works. He is historian and diary-writer and steward of astrological society in London.

Placidus de Tito devises house system.

1662

Collectio Geniturarum, a collection of 150 horoscopes, compiled by John Gadbury.

Timelines

1. The Antiquity
2. The Roman period
3. The Middle Ages
4. The Renaissance
5. Enlightenment Period
 
6. Modern times
7. First World War
8. Second World War
9. America
 
10. The postwar period
11. Information society
12. Professionalism
13. Globalization

 

 

Quoted from  Astro-Charts (1999)

Opdateret 27/12/2017 - ret til ændringer forbeholdes

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