English alchemists

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  1. Arthur Dee

    Arthur Dee

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    Arthur Dee (13 July 1579 – September 1651), the eldest son of Dr John Dee, was a physician and alchemist.


  2. Benjamin Worsley

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    Benjamin Worsley (1618–1673) was an English physician, Surveyor-General of Ireland, experimental scientist, civil servant and intellectual figure of Commonwealth England. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, but may not have graduated.


  3. Cheney Culpeper

    Cheney Culpeper

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    British, Business

  4. Edmund Dickinson

    Edmund Dickinson

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    British, Scientist

  5. Edward Cradock

    Edward Cradock

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    Edward Cradock (floruit 1571) was an English theologian and alchemist.


  6. Edward Dyer

    Edward Dyer

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    Sir Edward Dyer (October 1543 – May 1607) was an English courtier and poet.


  7. Edward Kelley

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    Sir Edward Kelley or Kelly, also known as Edward Talbot (August 1, 1555–November 1, 1597) was an ambiguous figure in English Renaissance occultism and self-declared spirit medium who worked with John Dee in his magical investigations. Besides the professed ability to summon spirits or angels on a crystal ball, which John Dee so valued, Kelley also claimed to possess the secret of transmuting base metals into gold.


  8. Elias Ashmole

    Elias Ashmole

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    British, Scientist

  9. Francis Willughby

    Francis Willughby

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    British, Scientist

  10. Frederick Clod

    Frederick Clod

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    British, Scientist

  11. Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland

    Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland

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    Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland KG (27 April 1564 – 5 November 1632) was an English aristocrat. He was a grandee and one of the wealthiest peers of the court of Elizabeth I. Under James I, Henry was a long-term prisoner in the Tower of London. He is known for the circles he moved in as well as for his own achievements. He acquired the sobriquet The Wizard Earl (also given to Gerald FitzGerald, 11th Earl of Kildare), from his scientific and alchemical experiments, his passion for cartography, and his large library. His mild deafness and slight speech impediment did not prevent him from becoming an important intellectual and cultural figure of his generation.


  12. Hugh of Evesham

    Hugh of Evesham

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    Hugh of Evesham (died 1287) was a 13th century English churchman, physician and alchemist. Given his name, it is likely that he came from Evesham, Worcestershire. Hugh studied at Oxford University in the 1260s and in 1275, now Archdeacon of Worcester, went to study in Continental Europe. At some point in his student career he became friends with John Peckham, future Archbishop of Canterbury.


  13. Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton

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    British, Scientist

  14. Isabelle de Steiger

    Isabelle de Steiger

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    painter, theosophist, occultist and writer

  15. James Price

    James Price

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    British, Scientist

  16. John Dastin

    John Dastin

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    British, Scientist

  17. John Pordage

    John Pordage

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    John Pordage (1607–1681) was an Anglican priest, astrologer, alchemist and Christian mystic. He founded the 17th century English Behmenist group which would later become known as the Philadelphian Society when it was led by his disciple and successor, Jane Leade.


  18. John Thornborough

    John Thornborough

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    John Thornborough (1551–1641) was an English bishop.


  19. Kenelm Digby

    Kenelm Digby

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    British, Scientist

  20. Nicasius le Febure

    Nicasius le Febure

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    British, Scientist

  21. Robert Plot

    Robert Plot

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    British, Scientist

  22. Roger Bacon

    Roger Bacon

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    British, Philosopher

  23. Thomas Charnock

    Thomas Charnock

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    Thomas Charnock (1516/1524/1526–1581) was an English alchemist and occultist who devoted his life to the fruitless quest for the Philosopher's Stone.


  24. Thomas de Ashton (alchemist)

    Thomas de Ashton (alchemist)

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    Sir Thomas de Ashton or Assheton (fl. 1446), was an English alchemist.


  25. Thomas Norton (alchemist)

    Thomas Norton (alchemist)

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    Thomas Norton (c.1433-c.1513) was an English poet and alchemist. He is known as the author of the Ordinall of Alchemy (1477), an alchemical poem of around 3000 lines. According to Jonathan Hughes, Norton was born in Calne, Wiltshire. He became an alchemist in the 1450s, and was a courtier at the court of Edward IV of England, to whom the Ordinall was dedicated.


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