Albert Brudzewski, also Albert Blar (of Brudzewo), Albert of Brudzewo or Wojciech Brudzewski (in Latin, Albertus de Brudzewo; c.1445–c.1497) was a Polish astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and diplomat.
1 Life 2 See also 3 Notes 4 References 5 External links
Albert (in Polish, Wojciech), who would sign himself "de Brudzewo"
("of Brudzewo"), was born about 1445, in Brudzewo, near Kalisz.
Scant information exists about his early life. It is only known that
as a 23-year-old he matriculated at the Kraków Academy (now
Jagiellonian University), where he remained through nearly all his
life, teaching there for two decades. He served as the Academy's dean,
as procurator (administrator of its property), and as head of the
Bursa Hungarorum ("Hungarians' Dormitory").
Albert is remembered as a remarkable teacher. At the Kraków Academy
he impressed students by his extraordinary knowledge of literature,
and taught mathematics and astronomy. When in 1490 he became a
bachelor of theology, he also lectured on Aristotle's philosophy.
These lectures were attended by Nicolaus Copernicus, who enrolled at
the Academy in 1491. A major accomplishment of Albert's was his
modernization of the teaching of astronomy by introducing the most
Albert was well versed in Georg von Peuerbach's Theory of the Planets
and Regiomontanus' Astronomical Tables. He was skeptical of the
geocentric system. He was the first to state that the
Nicolaus Copernicus List of Poles
^ Listed as "Brudzewski, Wojciech, [or] Wojciech z Brudzewa," in
Encyklopedia Powszechna PWN, vol. 1, p. 353. Google Search, 29
November 2008, lists him as "Albert Brudzewski" (8,170), "Wojciech
Brudzewski" (626), "Albert Blar" (611).
^ Renaissance Culture in Poland
^ Patronage and Humanist Literature in the Age of the Jagiellons
^ It is not certain in which "Brudzewo" he was born: probably the town
"Brudzewski, Wojciech, [or] Wojciech z Brudzewa," Encyklopedia Powszechna PWN (PWN Universal Encyclopedia), Warsaw, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1973, vol. 1, p. 353. M. Iłowiecki, Dzieje nauki polskiej (History of Polish Science), Warsaw, 1981. Zbigniew Lenartowicz, Kaliszanie w Warszawie (Kaliszians in Warsaw), no. 32/33, 2002. Józef Retinger, Polacy w cywilizacjach świata (Poles in the World's Civilizations), Warsaw, 1937. Tadeusz Rójek, Sławni i nieznani (The Famous and the Unknown).
Adler Planetarium (https://web.archive.org/web/20070927222403/http://www.info.kalisz.pl/Biograf/Wojciechzb.htm) Biographical note on Wojciech of Brudzewo
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