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Albert Brudzewski

Albert Blar of Brudzewo (Latin de Brudzewo) in Masovia was educated at the University of Prague. He became a mathematician, astronomer and professor and tought at the University of Krakow for twenty years. His study material was Peuerbach[?]'s theory of the planets and Regiomontane[?]'s astronomical tables. He gave his last astronomical course at Krakow in 1490. His most famous pupil was Nicolaus Copernicus, who enrolled after 1490, at a time, when Blar only taught about Aristotle. It is a possibility, that Copernicus may have had some private discussions with Blar, since Blar was in closer contact to students due to his position as head of a student dormitory called Bursa Hungarorum.

Albert Blar left Krakow in 1494 and went to Vilnius as secretary to Alexander, Grand Duke of Lithuania, who later also became king of Poland. Blar died in Vilnius in 1497.

Albert Blar is by Poles called Wojciech Brudzewski.



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