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Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Title: Jean De Sacro Busto.
Published in: France, ca. 1700
   
Size: 4.8 x 2.8 inches.
12.2 x 7.0 cm.
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Uncoloured.
Condition: Very good condition. Dark impression.
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Portrait of Johannes de Sacro Bosco c. 1195 c. 1256), a scholar, monk and astronomer who was a teacher at the University of Paris. He wrote a short astronomy textbook, "Tractatus de Sphaera", which was widely read and influential in Europe during the later medieval centuries as an introduction to astronomy. In his longest and most original book, Sacrobosco correctly described the defects of the then-used Julian calendar, and, three centuries before its implementation, recommended a solution much like the modern Gregorian calendar.

Very little is known about the education and biography of Sacrobosco. For one thing, his year of death has been guessed at 1236, 1244 and 1256, each with plausibility and each with lack of adequate evidence.

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