Johannes Schöner

Johannes Schöner. De iudiciis natiuitatum. Nuremberg, 1545.

Johannes Schöner. De iudiciis natiuitatum. Nuremberg, 1545.

Johannes Schöner (1477-1547) was a leading astrologer of sixteenth century Europe  who sought to renew the ancient foundations of astrology and establish it as a public science. The present work was part of his attempt to promote astrology as a rigorous discipline. Schoner also enjoyed a European wide reputation as an innovative and influential globe maker and cosmographer. Some of the oldest globes in existence were made by him. He also played a significant role in the events that led up to the publishing of Copernicus' De revolutionibus in Nürnberg in 1543. A crater on Mars is named in his honour.