Scot, Sir Michael (c.1214—c.1291) - Witchcraft Hall of Fame

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Scot, Sir Michael (c.1214—c.1291)
Witchcraft Hall of Fame

Sir Michael Scot was a renowned Scottish sorcerer. He allegedly learned the magical arts in the renowned occult academies of Toledo, Spain. He himself lectured at the University of Padua on judicial astrology and spent several years teaching in Salamanca and Toledo. He practiced divination at the court of Emperor Frederick II to whom he dedicated a book on natural history.

He is interred in either Melrose Abbey or Holme-Cultram in Cumberland, his magical books allegedly buried with him.

Dante placed Michael Scot in the Fourth Level of Hell, the part of the inferno where sorcerers are sent.