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A list of medieval wizards, including both real and legendary wizards and sorcerers. Wizards from the middle ages are the course of our modern concept of wizards. Merlin was a medieval wizard. The dark ages were a frightening time in the western world: Rome had fallen, the church had filled the void, and the occult was on the rise. While some may equate the occult with Satanism, this is a misnomer. Occultists and mystics are not the same as cultists.

Occultists simply study the unknown, bordering on the supernatural. To an unfamiliar eye, modern science could seem like magic or sorcery. For mystics and real-life wizards, white magic vs. black magic was hardly the point, as knowledge was the ultimate goal. Even modern practitioners of witchcraft, wiccans, are benevolent. So, beyond the spells and potions this list of famous wizards is a list of those who sought knowledge of the unknown, you might even call them... scientists. No matter what you call them, you'll find plenty of recognizable wizard names on this list.

Who are some medieval wizards? Take a look at this list and you'll some of the famous ones.

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Abraham Abulafia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Abraham Abulafia Died at 51 (1240-1291)

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Albertus Magnus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Albertus Magnus Died at 87 (1193-1280)

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Gerald Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Gerald Fitzgerald Died at 75 (1894-1969) - 3rd Earl Of Desmond

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Gilles de Rais is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Gilles de Rais Died at 36 (1404-1440) - Serial Killer

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John of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
John of Nottingham

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Robert Marshall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Robert Marshall Died at 38 (1901-1939)

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Merlin Arthurian Wizard

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Morgan le Fay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards

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Nicolas Flamel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Nicolas Flamel Alchemist

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Ramon Llull is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Ramon Llull Died at 83 (1232-1315) - Syncretic Mystic

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Roger Bacon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Roger Bacon Died at 80 (1214-1294) - Philosopher

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Michael Scot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Michael Scot Died at 57 (1175-1232) - Magician

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Ímar Ua Donnubáin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Medieval Wizards
Ímar Ua Donnubáin Norse-gaelic Navigator And Sorcerer