Marcin Bylica

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Marcin Bylica (1433, Olkusz – 1493, Buda), also known as Marcin z Olkusza, was a Polish astrologer, astronomer and physician.

Biography[edit]

Son of burgher Jan, waterworks caretaker of Olkusz. Probably studied at parish school in Olkusz.

He collaborated with Austrian astronomer Regiomontanus (born Johannes Müller von Königsberg) - they jointly developed astronomical tables and Disputationes inter Viennensem et Cracoviensem super Cremonensia in planetarum theoriae deliramenta (lat. Dialogues between a Viennese and a Cracovian about Gerard of Cremona's thoughts on planetary theories) - a critique of an obsolete astronomy book. He supplied Jagiellonian University with astronomical instruments, preserved to date. He has also given lectures at Universitas Istropolitana in Pressburg.[1]

There is a street named after him in his hometown, Olkusz.

Works[edit]

  • Disputationes inter Viennensem et Cracoviensem super Cremonensia in planetarum theoriae deliramenta, collaborative with Regiomontanus
  • Vitae archiepiscoporum gnesnensium, published in full after 1680

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Collective work, Učebňa texty pre vlastivedných sprievodcov the Bratislava I - Dejiny Bratislavy. Bratislavská informačná služba, 2001.

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