Michele Scoto (Michael Scot) was born in Scotland in the twelfth century. He studied in three of the best universities in Europe of the time: Oxford, Paris, and Bologna.
Being a man of great learning, he landed in the court of Frederick II in Palermo.
He translated the texts of the Arab philosopher, Averroè from Arabic into Latin. Those texts spread rapidly in European universities and contributed to cultural progress.
Michele Scoto was also known as a magician. He predicted the place where Frederick II would die and other events. For this reason, Dante in his book, The Divine Comedy, placed him in a circle of hell. Obviously, everyone has their own opinions!
Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily (English edition)
– A Hidden Sicilian History (English edition)
– The Vibrations of Words (English edition)
– Travels of the Mind (English edition)
– Una Storia Siciliana Nascosta (edizione in lingua italiana)
– Viaggi della Mente (edizione in lingua italiana)