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Work C.2.6

Petrus Gaszowiec
Tabula de naturis particularibus signorum et facierum


‘(Munich, BSB, Clm 51) Nature particulares signorum et facierum quas ponit Ptolomeus secundo Quadripartiti capitulo undecimo, verificate per venerabilem egregium virum patrum Gasthowiez medicine doctorem. Totum signum Arietis sunt tonitrua (Pisces) nature aquee, frigidum et humidum.’


A table summarising Quadripartitum II.11 on the influence of the signs and decans on the weather.


Drawn up by Petrus Gaszowiec after 1454 (when he became doctor of medicine) and probably late in his life, since he is described in the title as ‘venerabilis egregius vir’. He was dean of the faculty of medicine in Cracow in 1459 and 1462 and died in 1474.


M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 182-183. On Petrus Gaszowiec, see also R. L. Kremer, ‘“Abbreviating” the Alfonsine Tables in Cracow: The Tabulae aureae of Petrus Gaszowiec (1448)’, Journal for the History of Astronomy 38 (2007), 283-304; P. W. Knoll, “A Pearl of Powerful Learning”. The University of Cracow in the Fifteenth Century, Leiden-Boston, 2016, 386-387 and 572-573.