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Franciscus Barocius born. In 1560 he published the first important translation of Proclus' commentary on the first book of Euclid's Elements. In 1587 he was brought before the Inquisition on charges of sorcery, more particularly of having caused a torrential rainstorm in Crete.

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Franciscus Barocius
Proclus Diadochus
Euclid's Elements
Monday, August 9, 1537