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Michael Scot
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Scot, Michael, * before 1198 (place unknown), † after 1236 (place unknown)

An eminent astrologer, Michael Scot's activity is documented from 1198 to 1216, and from 1221 to 1224, years in which he was translating the various books of Aristotle's De animalibus and perhaps De anima and other works of the philosopher. In 1224 Pope Honorius III elected him Archbishop of Cashel in Ireland, but he declined the position. He was definitely active at the court of Frederick II from 1227 to 1236. Michael Scot is known as the translator of works by Arab scientists, including Alfarabi's De ortu scientiar…

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Vescovini, Graziella Federici, “Michael Scot”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_239>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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