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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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Hermes Trismegistus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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Mary the Jewess is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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Nicolas Flamel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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Artephius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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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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Albertus Magnus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Albertus Magnus Died at 87 (1193-1280)

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Roger Bacon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Roger Bacon Died at 80 (1214-1294)

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Ramon Llull is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Ramon Llull Died at 83 (1232-1315)

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Pope John XXII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Pope John XXII 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
Jean de Meung

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Pseudo-Geber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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Gilles de Rais is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Gilles de Rais 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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George Ripley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
George Ripley 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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Johannes Trithemius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Johannes Trithemius Died at 54 (1462-1516)

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Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa Died at 49 (1486-1535)

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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Paracelsus Died at 48 (1493-1541)

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Basilius Valentinus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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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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John Dee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
John Dee Died at 82 (1527-1609)

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Edward Kelley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Edward Kelley Died at 42 (1555-1597)

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Johann Georg Faust is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Johann Georg Faust 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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Tycho Brahe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Tycho Brahe 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

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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 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Micha? S?dziwój

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Jan Baptist van Helmont is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Jan Baptist van Helmont Died at 64 (1580-1644)

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Arthur Dee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Arthur Dee Died at 72 (1579-1651)

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Edward Dyer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
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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Johann Friedrich Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Johann Friedrich Schweitzer Died at 84 (1625-1709)

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George Starkey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
George Starkey Died at 37 (1628-1665)

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Eirenaeus Philalethes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History

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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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Robert Boyle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Robert Boyle Died at 64 (1627-1691)

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Isaac Newton Died at 84 (1643-1727)

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Edmund Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Edmund Dickinson Died at 83 (1624-1707)

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Theodorus Mundanus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
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 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Johann Seger von Weidenfeld