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History 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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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 Dec. at 74 (1128-1202)

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

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

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

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Pope John XXII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. at 52 (1532-1584)

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Johannes Trithemius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. at 54 (1462-1516)

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

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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. 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
Dec. at 82 (1527-1609)

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

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Johann Georg Faust is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. at 64 (1580-1644)

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Arthur Dee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. 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 Dec. at 64 (1543-1607)

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Elias Ashmole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. at 75 (1617-1692)

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Johann Friedrich Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. at 84 (1625-1709)

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George Starkey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 64 (1627-1691)

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Alchemists in History
Dec. 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 Dec. 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