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Scot, Michael, approximately 1175-approximately 1234


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    • Michael, Scotus, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
    • Scot, Michael, ca. 1175-ca. 1234
    • Scott, Michael, 1175?-1234?
    • Scott, Michael, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
    • Scotto, Michael, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
    • Scotus, Michael, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
    • Scotus, Michale, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
    • Michael Scot, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
    • Scottus, Michael, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
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    • Scot, Michael, ca. 1175-ca. 1234
    • Scott, Michael, 1175?-1234?
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    • found: Bauer, U. Der Liber introductorius d. M. Scotus in der Abschrift Clm 10268 d. Bayer. Staatsbibliothek München, c1983:t.p. (Michael Scotus) p. 1, etc. (b. ca. 1175; d. ca. 1234; translator, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer)
    • found: LC manual cat.(hdg.: Scott, Michael, 1175?-1234?; usage: Michael Scot; Michael Scotto, Michael Scotus)
    • found: Encycl. Brit.(Scot, Michael; d. ca. 1235)
    • found: Albertus. De secretis mulierum ... 1702:p. 206, etc. (Michaëlis Scoti)
    • found: Bod. Lib. 15th cent.index, p. 2801 (Michael Scotus, d. ca. 1236)
    • found: Minio-Paluello, Lorenzo. "Michael Scot," in Dictionary of scientific biography, v. 9, c1974, pages 361-365:page 361 (Michael Scot [so alphabetized]; born before 1200, died approximately 1235; fields: astrology, popularization of science, translation of scientific and popular works from the Arabic; place of birth and family details unknown; no sign that he ever lived in either Scotland or England or that English was his mother tongue; "it may well be that he was not born before 1195"; dead by early 1236; in Toledo approximately 1217 and may have learned Arabic there and some Hebrew; by 1224, he was a priest and addressed as "magister" by Pope Honorius III; obtained benefices in Britain; may have studied and/or taught in Paris; "In his writings Michael presented himself as a highly regarded scientific companion and consultant to [Emperor] Frederick II, the most faithful of astrologers"; lists translations into Latin and original works in Latin)
    • found: Morpurgo, Piero. "Scot (Scott), Michael," in Oxford dictionary of national biography, published in print and online September 23, 2004; retrieved online January 29, 2019("Scot (Scott), Michael (d. in or after 1235), translator, philosopher, and astrologer, may have been a member of the Scott family of Balwearie, near Kirkcaldy, in Fife. His date of birth is unknown"; went to Toledo about 1210, where he translated scientific and astrological texts from Arabic into Latin; received title of "magister" from contacts with Paris and may have taught there in 1230; in 1220, moved from Toledo to Bologna, where he worked on a compilation of gynaecological diagnoses and met the emperor Frederick II, whom he would subsequently serve as astrologer and physician)
    • found: Palmer, Nigel F. "Scotus, Michael," in Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters: Verfasserlexikon, Bd. 8, Lfg. 3/4, c1992, columns 966-971:column 966 (Scotus, Michael, translator and scholar in the circle of Frederick II; probably Scottish or Irish in origin, born in the last quarter of the 12th century; settled in Italy and Sicily after 1220; his death is mentioned in a text that is datable to 1234; reputed a sorcerer into modern times)
    • found: Ackermann, S. "M[ichael] Scotus," in Lexikon des Mittelalters, Bd. 6, Lfg. 3, 1992, columns 606-607(M[ichael] Scotus, born before 1200, died approximately 1235, from Scotland or Ireland; scholar and translator active in Toledo and as an astrologer in the circle of Frederick II)
    • found: Ackermann, Silke. Sternstunden am Kaiserhof, c2009:title page (Michael Scotus) passim (Michael)
    • found: Deutsche Biographie website, February 28, 2019(Michael Scottus; life dates: died 1235; lists 21 variant names) - https://www.deutsche-biographie.de/pnd118733613.html
    • notfound: Collier's;Encycl. Amer.
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