Van Bruhesen, Peter (d. 1571)
A Dutch doctor and astrologer who died at Bruges. He published
in that town in 1550 a Grand and Perpetual Almanack in
which he scrupulously indicated by the tenets of judicial astrology
the correct days for bathing, shaving, haircutting, and so
forth. The work caused offense to a certain magistrate of
Bruges, a barber by profession, with the result that there appeared
against Bruhesen’s volume another Grand and Perpetual
Almanack, with the flippant subtitle a scourge for empirics and
charlatans. This squib was published by a rival doctor François
Rapaert, but Peter Haschaerts, a surgeon and protagonist of astrological
science, warmly defended Bruhesen in his Astrological