Rudolf of Bruges

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Rudolf (Rudolph) of Bruges was a Flemish translator from Arabic into Latin active in the twelfth century who worked at the Toledo School of Translators.[1]

He was a pupil of Hermann of Carinthia.[2][3] He was an astronomer, and translated into Latin as Liber de compositione astrolabii a major work of Islamic science on the astrolabe, by Maslamah Ibn Ahmad al-Majriti,[4] that he dedicated to his colleague at the Toledo School, John of Seville.

He also produced commentary on Ptolemy's Planisphaerium by the same author.[5]


  • Richard Lorch, The Treatise on the Astrolabe by Rudolph of Bruges, in Between Demonstration and Imagination. Essays in the History of Science and Philosophy Presented to John D. North; edited by L. Nauta and A. Vanderjagt (1999)