Rantzau, Heinrich Comte de

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Rantzau, Heinrich Comte de Gender: M
born on 11 March 1526 Jul.Cal. (21 Mar 1526 greg.) at 22:37 (= 10:37 PM )
Place Steinburg (Burg in Süderau), Germany, 53n5032, 9e3341
Timezone LMT m9e3341 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°29' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°46 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 16°04'

Heinrich Comte de Rantzau


German astronomer, astrologer and published author, the astrologer of the court of Emperor Charles V. He was a diplomat, a humanist, politician, banker, merchant, historian and data collector, producing horoscopes of nobility. Rantzau's interests focused on astro-medicine, fundamental principles of astrology and astrobiographical studies. His books included a collection of horoscopes of emperors and high aristocracy, a collection of 87 horoscopes, 1585, one on astro-medicine and one on the basics of astrology.

Rantzau was the son of one of the generals of King Christian III of Denmark. He established an extensive library which was partly burned down during later plundering by Polish and Czech mercenaries. Obviously precocious, he was sent abroad at age 12 to study at the Protestant U. in Wittenberg in Germany, where his professor of Greek was the astrologer Phillipp Melanchthon, a friend of the reformer Martin Luther. When he returned to Denmark, he was employed in the service of King Frederic II and became the governor of the duchies on the border between Denmark and Germany, where he was soon caught between quarrels with the dukes. Tycho Brahe also was troubled after the death of his protector, Frederick II. The political scene in Den mark was changing, in part as the result of the religious struggle in Europe, and Rantzau had to flee to Prague, where he died 12/31/1598, Breitenbrunn, Germany. (Paul Mahler Dam gives his death in 1601, Prague.)

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  • Death, Cause unspecified December 1598 in Breitenburg, Germany (Age 72)
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Source Notes

Lescaut quotes Luc de Marre from B.R. (March 11 OS, 22:31 LAT, 22:37 LMT)


  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro, Horoscopes for the nobility)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Politician, secondary)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology