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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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    Enki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Enki

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    Alain de Lille is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    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 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Arnold of Villanova

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    Pietro d'Apone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Pietro d'Apone

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    Jean de Meung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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    Died at 36 (1404-1440)

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    Bernard Trevisan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Bernard Trevisan Died at 84 (1406-1490)

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    Tomasso Masini da Peretola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Tomasso Masini da Peretola

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    Died at 78 (1802-1880)

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    Thomas Norton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    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 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    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 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Marco Bragadino

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    François Hotman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    François Hotman Died at 66 (1524-1590)

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    Richard Stanihurst is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Richard Stanihurst

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    Died at 55 (1546-1601)

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    Heinrich Khunrath is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Heinrich Khunrath Died at 45 (1560-1605)

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    Melchior Cibinensis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Melchior Cibinensis

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    Michael Maier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    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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    Elias Ashmole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Elias Ashmole 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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    Claude Duval is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Claude Duval Died at 27 (1643-1670)

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    Henning Brand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    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 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

    Johann Kunckel

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    Johann Seger von Weidenfeld

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