John of Eschenden

John of Eschenden [1] was a fourteenth-century English astrologer. He was supposed to have predicted the onset of the Black Death. He also was one of those applying astrological techniques to the Apocalypse.[2] Eschenden's reputation was assured by the 1489 publication of the Summa astrologiae judicialis (Summa Anglicana), attributed to him.[3]

De accidentibus mundi summa iudicialis, 15th-century manuscript. Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Fondo manoscritti, ms. A 201 inf. - 15th century - ff. 129


  1. ^ Known also as Joannes Eschuid, Joannis Eschuid, Johannes Eschuid, Johannes Eschuidus, John Eschuid, John Eschenden, Giovanni di Eschenden
  2. ^ This PDF on Apocalyptic calculators by Laura Smoller, note on p.3.
  3. ^ Editor Johannes Lucilius Santritter. Text (as Summae anglicanae de astrologiae pronosticationibus) available as online PDF scan.

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