Brozek, Jan

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Brozek, Jan Gender: M
born on 1 November 1585 (greg.) at 00:47 (= 12:47 AM )
Place Wloszczowa, Poland, 50n52, 19e59
Timezone LMT m19e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: PTA
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°29' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°56 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 02°58'

Jan Brozek


Polish scientist, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, writer, Catholic priest, a doctor, musician, orator and rector (patron) of the Academy of Krakow. He obtained a doctorate in medicine at the University of Padua. He supported the Copernican theory (he wrote the first biography of Nicholas Copernicus), also appreciated the achievements of scientific research of Aristotle and Euclid. He founded the Cracow Academy mathematical and astronomical instruments, also funded salaries for astrologers and gave the university his library collections, as well as the famous globe (ie. Jagiellonian Globe), one of the first in the history of cartography, which marked the American continent. The scholar left behind many works and treatises.

As an astrologer preparing horoscopes, among others, for kings Sigismund III and Władysław IV , Jan Kazimierz princes and John Albert, archbishop Lawrence Gembicki, the governor of Krakow John Tęczyński or writer Nicholas Marchockiego. With a rich heritage Brożka preserved omen for the years 1633-1634, which analyzes in detail the horoscope of the annual turnover of the world (ingress of the Sun in Aries). On the other hand, in his raptularzu preserved written rules astrological Cardano, Hermes and centiloquium Pseudo-Ptolemy. Brozek, like most contemporary scholars receive fees for services astrology. He was also a professor of astrology at the University of Cracow (1627-1629). Astrology taught mainly based on the work of the Arab astrologer Alcabitiusa (al-Quabsi, d. Approx. 967).

He died 21 November 1652.

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Source Notes

PTA quotes Jan Brozek. He gives his time of birth recorded in two versions (see. John Franke, Jan Brozek (J. Broscius), academician of Krakow, 1585-1652 - his life and work, with particular emphasis on mathematical work , Academy of Sciences, Kraków 1884, p . 7). On the margins of the ephemeris Origanusa (1558-1628), which benefited and which were very popular at the time, he left a note and chart natal horoscope charts with selected solariuszy. His date and time of birth (to the minute) Brozek said in the two systems of reckoning time. The first record relates to the so-called. "Italian hours" and this is November 1, 1585 year in the eighth hour and fifteen minutes after sunset. Given the fact that Sunset was the day the chair. 16:32 LT, so that it corresponds at 0:47. The second record refers to the hours of the south. Brozek wrote: October 31 o'clock hour and three minutes, counted from the south. Local noon accounted then for hours. 11:44 (Sun conjunction with the Medium Coeli). If this time is added, these thirteen hours and three minutes, this also gives the time 0:47 (1 November). Therefore, we assumed that John Brozek was born on November 1, 1585 at 0:47 LMT.

Piotr Piotrowski believed that such a precision indicates that Brozek rectified his chart most likely using a technique animodara. Syzygia (prenatal moon) fell in 29 ° Scales, whose ruler Venus is located in the horoscope natalnym at 24 ° Virgo, which corresponds with the degree of Medium Coeli (24 ° Taurus).



  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics