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Morin, Jean-Baptiste [Astro*Index]

Jean-Baptiste Morin (l583-1656), known as Morinus, also known as Morin de Villefranche.

French physician, mathematician, and astrologer. The personal astrologer to Cardinal Richelieu, he correctly predicted the Cardinal's death, as well as the deaths of Louis XIII, Wallenstein, and Gustavus Adolphus.

His major work is Astrologia Gallica, published in 1661. His major contribution was to reinterpret Ptolemy in light of the scientific advances of the seventeenth century. He invented the Morinus House System.

See also:
♦ House Systems


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