Leowitz, Cyprian

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Leowitz, Cyprian Gender: M
Karásek, Cyprián
born on 9 July 1524 Jul.Cal. (19 July 1524 greg.) at 09:57 (= 09:57 AM )
Place Königgrätz, Czech Republic, 50n12, 15e50
Timezone LMT m15e50 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Liefeld
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°04' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 10°39 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°09'

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Cyprian Leowitz


Czech astrologer, author of Ephemerides, one of the most important astronomers and astrologers of his time.

Cyprian Karasek came from the family of the noble and later mayor Jan Karasek; after his nobility in 1534 the family added the name Lvovický ze Lvovic, Germanized to Leowitz. After his primary school education he studied from 1540 in Breslau, from 1542 in Leipzig, and afterwards astronomy and mathematics in Wittenberg. In 1547 he moved first to Nuremberg, later to Augsburg to the merchant family of the Fugger, and presented the horoscope to the greats there, including Jakob Fugger. However, after he published his Ephemerides on behalf of Maximilian II in 1557 and dedicated them to Count Palatine Ottheinrich, he called him to his court in Lauingen as Mathematicus. He taught until 1566 at the Latin school there, of which he later became rector. Afterwards he intensified the never-ending contact to his hometown Königgrätz. The school regulations of the school there, dating from 1566, may have been written by him, and he thus campaigned for an increase in the level of education.

Leowitz continued the work of the astronomers Georg von Peuerbach (1423-1463) and Regiomontanus (1436-1476) and observed how these solar and lunar eclipses, as well as the conjunctions of the planets and the moon, examined the accuracy of the existing astronomical tables.

He was one of the most important astronomers of his time. With "Eclipsium omnium ab anno domini 1554, useque in annum 1606" he gave a preview of the eclipses to be expected between 1554 and 1606. His Tabulae Peuerbachii Alphonsiane were highly esteemed by Tycho Brahe. Brahe visited him in 1569 and the two corresponded with each other.

He died on 25.5.1574 in Lauingen.


  • business associate/partner relationship with Brahe, Tycho (born 14 December 1546 Jul.Cal. (24 Dec 1546 greg.))


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1555 in Augsburg (Book: Eclipses luminarium summa fide et accurata diligentia supputatae, ac figuris coloribusque suis artificiose depictae, quarum rationes ab anno domini 1554 usque in annum domini 1600)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1555 in Augsburg (Book: Eclipsium omnium ab anno Domini 1554 usque in annum Domini 1606 accurata descriptio & pictura, ad meridianum Augustanum ita supputata. Augsburg)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1556 (Book: Tabulae Peuerbachii Alphonsiane)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1557 in Augsburg (Book: Ephemeridum novum atque insigne opus ab Anno Domini 1556 usque in 1606 accuratissime supputatum.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1557 (Book: Expedita ratio constituendi thematis caelestis)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1564 in Strasbourg (Book: Prognosticon Warhafftige weissagung der fürnemsten dingen so vom 1564 Jar biß auff das 1607 sich zutragen werden, auß den Finsternussen und grossen Ephemeri des Hochgelerten Cypriani Leovicii, und auß dem Prognostico Samuelis Syderocratis, gezogen u)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1564 in Lauingen (Book: De coniunctionibus magnis insignioribus superiorum planetarum, solis defectionibus et cometis)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1572 (Book: De stella nova sive cometa)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 May 1575 Jul.Cal. (4 June 1575 greg.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Horoscope drawing given in: Johannes Garcaeus, Astrologiae methodus. Ascendant 27,7° Virgo.


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