Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published in association with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.


Volume 7, No. 2

Tycho Brahe's Geniture

Günther Oestmann

Abstract
The paper deals with the astronomical contents of a horoscope for Tycho Brahe cast by himself. Two versions of the horoscope are extant in a manuscript written by Georg Ludwig Frobenius (1566-1645), who was an eminent astronomer and astrologer. Frobenius had stayed for a short time with Tycho on the island of Hven and belonged to the learned circle around Heinrich Rantzau, Danish governor of Schleswig and Holstein. Tycho's geniture can also be found in a collection of nativities compiled by Conrad Cellarius (1574-1636) in Tübingen.

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