Gauricus, Lucas

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Gauricus, Lucas Gender: M
born on 12 March 1476 Jul.Cal. (21 Mar 1476 greg.) at 09:22 (= 09:22 AM )
Place Napoli, Italy, 40n51, 14e17
Timezone LMT m14e17 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°01' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°08 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°51'

Lucas Gauricus


Italian astrologer, astronomer, and mathematician. He was born to a poor family in the Kingdom of Naples, and studied judicial astrology, a subject he defended in his Oratio de Inventoribus et Astrologiae Laudibus 1508. His most famous work is the Tractatus

Gaurico's reputation was such that he served as an "astrological consultant" to Catherine de' Medici. Gaurico had predicted the accession to the papacy of Catherine's great-uncle Giovanni de Medici (when he was 14 – who later became Leo X) and predicted Catherine’s uncle Giulio de Medici involvement in important political struggles and numerous descendants. Giulio de Medici later was to become Pope Clement VII, who involved with disputes with both Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Henry VIII of England.

He died 6 March 1558.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Specht for 9.15 LAT, source unknown


  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure