Conrad Tockler’s Research Agenda

  title={Conrad Tockler’s Research Agenda},
  author={Matteo Valleriani and Nana Citron},
Conrad Tockler, alias Noricus, was a university professor in Leipzig at the beginning of the sixteenth century and Rector magnificus of the university from 1512 on. He was a physician adept at astrological medicine and was also a fairly skilled mathematician. His publication list begins in 1502 with a Libellus de sole, a commented reprint of Marsilius Ficinus’s homonimous work. Tockler also authored two different commented editions of Johannes de Sacrobosco’s Tractatus de sphaera. In his view… Expand
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