September 21, 1576

On This Date in in 1576, Gerolamo Cardano, an Italian Renaissance mathematician, philosopher, doctor, gambler and astrologer died. He was famous and infamous throughout Europe of that time and was paid handsomely for his astrological forecasts. He even predicted the time and date of his own death, which was September 21, 1576. When the date arrived and Cardano found himself in excellent health, he drank a tall glass of poison, just so he wouldn’t be proven wrong.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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