Pfaff, Johann Wilhelm
|born on||5 December 1774 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )|
|Place||Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11|
|Timezone||LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||13°15' 06°57 Asc. 29°15'|
German mathematician, physicist, astronomer, professional astrologer and philosopher. He is considered the last astrologer holding a chair at a German university. Educated in Tübingen, in 1803 he became university professor in Estonia and founded the Dorpat observatory. Then he was professor of mathematics at the universities of Würzburg (1817) and Erlangen (1818).
In 1816 he published the manifesto "Astrologie" to reintegrate astrology as a university science. Together with G. H. Schubert he edited an astrological pocketbook series and rendered the "Tetrabiblos" of Ptolemy the first time into German. Beside cyclic studies he supported the theory that the universe is penetrated by mind and soul (Weltseele). He is the author of "Der Mensch und die Sterne."
Pfaff died on 26 June 1835 in Erlangen.
Taeger Lexikon quotes Heinz Specht
- Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
- Vocation : Science : Astronomy
- Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
- Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Series)