Brooke, a midshipman of the U.S.N., invented the principle on the " Valdivia " in 1898-1899, and to those of the " Belgica " already foreshadowed by Nicolaus Cusanus in the 15th century in 1897-1898, the " Gauss " in 1902-1903, and the " Scotia " and by Robert Hooke in the 17th, of using a heavy weight so in 1903-1904.
Mysticism, moreover, which had no lack of noteworthy supporters in the 14th and 15th centuries, and the various new departures in thought initiated by individual theologians such as Nicolaus Cusanus (d.
And Cardinal Cusanus speak of absolution a poena et a culpa as a separate thing from (a) plenary absolution and (b) absolution from " reserved " sins (Clem.
NICOLAUS CUSANUS (NICHOLAS OF Cusa) (1401-1464), cardinal, theologian and scholar, was the son of a poor fisherman named Krypffs or Krebs, and derived the name by which he is known from the place of his birth, Kues or Cusa, on the Moselle, in the archbishopric of Trier (Treves).
Cusanus thus laid himself open to the charge of pantheism, which did not fail to be brought against him in his own day.
In mathematical and physical science Cusanus was much in advance of his age.
The works of Cusanus were published in a complete form by Henri Petrie (1 vol.
Nikolaus Cusanus (Breslau, 1880) and Aufgabe and Wesen d.
Clemens, Giordano Bruno and Nikolaus Cusanus (Bonn, 1847); R.
Nikolaus Cusanus als Vorldufer Leibnitzens (Vienna, 1852); J.
Ubinger, Philosophie des Nikolaus Cusanus (Wurzburg, 1881); art.
"Cusanus"; see also Mysticism.
The nature-philosophers of the Renaissance, such as Nicolaus Cusanus, Paracelsus, Cardan and others, curiously blend scientific ideas with speculative notions derived from scholastic theology, from Neoplatonism and even from the Kabbalah.
He there shows that the cycloid was investigated by Carolus Bovillus about r 500, and by Cardinal Cusanus (Nicolaus de Cusa) as early as 1451.