English alchemists

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  1. Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton

    British, Scientist

  2. Roger Bacon

    Roger Bacon

    British, Philosopher

  3. John Pordage

    John Pordage


    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.

  4. Thomas de Ashton (alchemist)

    Thomas de Ashton (alchemist)


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

  5. Thomas Norton (alchemist)

    Thomas Norton (alchemist)


    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.

  6. Kenelm Digby

    Kenelm Digby

    British, Scientist

  7. Cheney Culpeper

    Cheney Culpeper

    British, Business

  8. Robert Plot

    Robert Plot

    British, Scientist

  9. James Price

    James Price

    British, Scientist

  10. Isabelle de Steiger

    Isabelle de Steiger

    painter, theosophist, occultist and writer

  11. Edward Cradock

    Edward Cradock


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

  12. Frederick Clod

    Frederick Clod

    British, Scientist

  13. Edmund Dickinson

    Edmund Dickinson

    British, Scientist

  14. William Backhouse

    William Backhouse

    British, Philosopher

  15. John Thornborough

    John Thornborough

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

  16. 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.

  17. Benjamin Worsley

    Benjamin Worsley


    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.

  18. Nicasius le Febure

    Nicasius le Febure

    British, Scientist

  19. Hugh of Evesham

    Hugh of Evesham


    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.

  20. John Dastin

    John Dastin

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    British, Scientist

  21. William Alexander Ayton

    William Alexander Ayton

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    William Alexander Ayton (28 April 1816 – 1 January 1909) was a British Anglican clergyman with an interest in alchemy. He was Vicar of Chacombe (in Northamptonshire) from 1873-1894. In 1894 he retired on a small pension, and he died at Saffron Walden (in Hertfordshire) in 1909. He translated from Latin the life of John Dee written by Thomas Smith.

  22. 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.

  23. Elias Ashmole

    Elias Ashmole

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    British, Scientist

  24. Francis Willughby

    Francis Willughby

    British, Scientist

  25. 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.

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