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The Greatest Alchemists in History

A list of famous alchemists with pictures where possible. What is alchemy? It was the search for the philosophers stone, the ability to transmute any base metal into gold, and the quest for immortality, the elixer of life. An alchemist would use various chemicals, symbols, elements, and even incantations to try to achieve this. One could even say it was the precursor to modern chemistry.

While today, some may shrug off alchemists as creators of useless potions, many of our most revered scientists dabbled in alchemy, including Sir Isaac Newton. In terms of history, alchemists were the scientists of their time, and their work continues. The quest to live forever continues to this day.

Who are the famous alchemists? Take a look at this list and you'll find out that answer.

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    Enki

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    Alain de Lille Died at 74 (1128-1202)

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    Died at 87 (1193-1280)

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    Died at 80 (1214-1294)

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    Died at 83 (1232-1315)

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    Died at 85 (1249-1334)

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    Arnold of Villanova

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    Pietro d'Apone

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    Jean de Meung

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    Died at 36 (1404-1440)

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    Bernard Trevisan Died at 84 (1406-1490)

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    Tomasso Masini da Peretola

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    Died at 78 (1802-1880)

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    Thomas Norton Died at 52 (1532-1584)

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    Died at 54 (1462-1516)

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    Died at 49 (1486-1535)

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    Died at 48 (1493-1541)

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    Jacob Boehme

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    Died at 82 (1527-1609)

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    Died at 42 (1555-1597)

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    Died at 60 (1480-1540)

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    Marco Bragadino

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    François Hotman Died at 66 (1524-1590)

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    Richard Stanihurst

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    Died at 55 (1546-1601)

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    Heinrich Khunrath Died at 45 (1560-1605)

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    Melchior Cibinensis

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    Michael Maier Died at 54 (1568-1622)

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    Micha? S?dziwój

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    Died at 64 (1580-1644)

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    Died at 72 (1579-1651)

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    Edward Dyer Died at 64 (1543-1607)

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    Died at 75 (1617-1692)

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    Died at 84 (1625-1709)

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    Died at 37 (1628-1665)

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    Died at 27 (1643-1670)

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    Henning Brand

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    Died at 64 (1627-1691)

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    Died at 84 (1643-1727)

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    Edmund Dickinson Died at 83 (1624-1707)

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    Theodorus Mundanus

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    Johann Kunckel

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    Johann Seger von Weidenfeld

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