Delisle, Alain (d. 1298) Flemish alchemist. Little is known about the life of Alain Delisle (also spelled Alain de Lisle) of Flanders, who was a contemporary of Albertus Magnus. Delisle was called the universal doctor because of his extensive knowledge of all sciences. He was a friar at the abbey of Citeaux. He wrote a commentary on the prophecies of MERLIN. According to lore, he discovered the philosopher’s stone at the age of 50, which enabled him to live another 60 years, dying at age 110.
- Waite, Arthur Edward. Alchemists Through the Ages. Blauvelt, N.Y.: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1970.