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Scot, Michael, approximately 1175-approximately 1234

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Personal name headingScot, Michael, approximately 1175-approximately 1234
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Variant(s)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
Associated placeScotland Ireland England
LocatedToledo (Spain) Bologna (Italy) Sicily (Italy)
Birth date1175~
Death date1234~
Profession or occupationTranslating and interpreting Mathematics Astronomy Astrology Philosophy
Translators Mathematicians Astronomers Astrologers Philosophers
Found inBauer, 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)
LC manual cat. (hdg.: Scott, Michael, 1175?-1234?; usage: Michael Scot; Michael Scotto, Michael Scotus)
Encycl. Brit. (Scot, Michael; d. ca. 1235)
Albertus. De secretis mulierum ... 1702: p. 206, etc. (Michaëlis Scoti)
Bod. Lib. 15th cent. index, p. 2801 (Michael Scotus, d. ca. 1236)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Ackermann, Silke. Sternstunden am Kaiserhof, c2009: title page (Michael Scotus) passim (Michael)
Deutsche Biographie website, February 28, 2019 (Michael Scottus; life dates: died 1235; lists 21 variant names)
Not found inCollier's; Encycl. Amer.
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