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Abraham, The Jew

Abraham, The Jew

Abraham, The Jew: (Alchemist and magician, circa, 1400). Comparatively few biographical facts are forthcoming concerning this German Jew, who was ...
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Alfarabi

Alfarabi

Alfarabi (d. 954) Arab alchemist second to JABIR IBN HAYYAR (Geber) in repute during his lifetime. Alfarabi 11 Alfarabi was ...
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Aluys, Albert

Aluys, Albert

Aluys, Albert (18th c.) French fraudulent alchemist. Albert Aluys (also given as Alnys) was stepson to the alchemist JEAN DELISLE ...
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Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana (first c. C.E.) One of the most reputed ADEPTS of the Roman Empire, skilled in healing, MAGIC, ...
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Artephius

Artephius

Artephius (12th c.) Mysterious Hermetic philosopher and alchemist alleged to have lived more than 1,000 years, thanks to the secrets ...
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Bacon, Roger

Bacon, Roger

Bacon, Roger (1214–1292) The earliest alchemist in England, known as Doctor Mirabilis. Roger Bacon was a philosopher, a genius, and ...
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Bernard of Trèves

Bernard of Trèves

Bernard of Trèves (1406–1490) Alchemist also known as Bernard Trèvisan, who spent a fortune and endured a life of hardship ...
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Cagliostro, Count Alessandro

Cagliostro, Count Alessandro

Count Alessandro Cagliostro (1743–1795) was an Italian occultist and alchemist, reputed to be one of the most celebrated magicians of ...
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Charnock, Thomas

Charnock, Thomas

Charnock, Thomas (1526–1581) English alchemist. Thomas Charnock was born in 1524 in Faversham, Kent. In his early twenties, he became ...
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D’Apone, Pietro

D’Apone, Pietro

D’Apone, Pietro (b. 1250) Italian physician, alchemist, and reputed magician who met his demise in the Inquisition. Many of the ...
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Damian, John

Damian, John

Damian, John (15th–16th c.) Scottish alchemist who assisted King James IV (1473–1513). John Damian apparently lacked great alchemical knowledge but ...
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de Rupecissa, John

de Rupecissa, John

de Rupecissa, John (14th c.) French monk and alchemist of dubious reputation. John de Rupecissa was a Franciscan who gained ...
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Dee, John

Dee, John

Dee, John (1527–1608) Alchemist, mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer, sometimes called the last royal magician because of his astrological services to ...
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Delisle, Alain

Delisle, Alain

Delisle, Alain (d. 1298) Flemish alchemist. Little is known about the life of Alain Delisle (also spelled Alain de Lisle) ...
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Delisle, Jean

Delisle, Jean

Delisle, Jean (17th–18th c.) French blacksmith, fraudulent alchemist, and rogue. Jean Delisle—which may not have been his real Christian name—was ...
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Digby, Sir Kenelm

Digby, Sir Kenelm

Sir Kenelm Digby (1601–1665) was an English alchemist. Sir Kenelm Digby was a colorful character, though of modest achievement in ...
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Eleazar, Abraham

Eleazar, Abraham

Eleazar, Abraham (14th c.?) Mysterious Jewish alchemist, associated by some with NICHOLAS FLAMEL. Nothing is known about the life of ...
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Flamel, Nicholas

Flamel, Nicholas

Flamel, Nicholas (1330–1416) French scribe, bookseller, and adept who, according to legend, became one of the most successful alchemists ever ...
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Fludd, Robert

Fludd, Robert

Fludd, Robert (1574–1637) Brilliant English physician and alchemist. Robert Fludd was one of the most preeminent scholars of his day ...
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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832) German writer, poet, and alchemist. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s works are heavy in alchemical symbolism, ...
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John Aurelio Augurello

John Aurelio Augurello

Augurello, John Aurelio (1441–1524) Italian alchemist who tried to impress Pope Leo X with his knowledge of ALCHEMY. John Aurelio ...
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Kelly, Edward

Kelly, Edward

Kelly, Edward (1555–1595) Fraudulent alchemist, best known for his turbulent partnership with JOHN DEE. Edward Kelly’s name was also spelled ...
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Khunrath, Heinrich

Khunrath, Heinrich

Khunrath, Heinrich (1560–1601 or 1604) Influential German alchemist. Heinrich Khunrath’s work blends philKhunrath, Heinrich 161 Heinrich Khunrath at age 42, ...
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R¯az¯i

R¯az¯i

R¯az¯i (c. 850–925 or 932) Islamic alchemist who also made important contributions to medicine. R¯az¯i, born Ab¯u Bakr Muhammad ibn ...
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Ripley, George

Ripley, George

Ripley, George (c. 1415–1490) One of the most important English alchemists. George Ripley was born in about 1415 in the ...
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Trithemius, Johannes

Trithemius, Johannes

Trithemius, Johannes (1462–1516) German abbot, alchemist, magician, and historian. Johannes Trithemius authored numerous works on occult philosophy that influenced writers ...
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Valentine, Basil

Valentine, Basil

Valentine, Basil (c. 15th c.) Mysterious chemist, philosopher, and alchemist. Few details of the life of Basil Valentine are known; ...
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van Helmont, Jean Baptista

van Helmont, Jean Baptista

van Helmont, Jean Baptista (1577–1644) Belgian alchemist and a disciple of PARACELSUS. Jean Baptista van Helmont was the first person ...
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Vaughn, Thomas

Vaughn, Thomas

Vaughn, Thomas (1621–1665) Welsh alchemist and brother of poet Henry Vaughn. Thomas Vaughn contributed important metaphysical works to the field ...
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Villanova, Arnold de

Villanova, Arnold de

Villanova, Arnold de (ca. 1245–ca. 1310) Theologian, physician, and alchemist. The dates of birth and death and the place of ...
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Zachaire, Denis

Zachaire, Denis

Zachaire, Denis (b. 1510) French alchemist who left behind a detailed autobiographical account of his alchemical adventures and his alleged ...
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