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The Greatest Alchemists in History

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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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  1. 76
    No image
    872 More
  2. 36
    1580 More
  3. 59
    1871 More
  4. 68
    45509 More
  5. 31
    1546 More
  6. 38
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    Edward Dyer

    1543 More
  7. 39
    1617 More
  8. 8
    1214 More
  9. 19

    Thomas Norton

    1532 More
  10. 6

    Alain de Lille

    1128 More
  11. 43
    1643 More
  12. 63

    Fulcanelli

    1839 More
  13. 15
    1404 More
  14. 7
    1193 More
  15. 57
    1948 More
  16. 21
    1486 More
  17. 32

    Heinrich Khunrath

    1560 More
  18. 20
    1462 More
  19. 27
    1480 More
  20. 33

    Melchior Cibinensis

  21. 71
    150 More
  22. 46
    1643 More
  23. 45
    1627 More
  24. 9
    1232 More
  25. 60
    1849 More

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