Johannes Lichtenberger

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Johannes Lichtenberger (c. 1426 - 1503), also known as Peregrinus Ruth (Red Peregrinus), was a German Alsatian mystic and astrologer who is said to have briefly served as court astrologer (Hofastrologe) to the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich III.


Lichtenberger's most well-known work was Prognosticatio, first printed in April 1488 at Heidelberg. The predictions made were dated through 1576, and several were addressed to specific parties, though some of the text was taken to variously as supportive of or opposed to the rival forces of the Reformation, as a prophecy of the French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte, or the Crimean War, or the grand resolution to the schism between the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox churches.