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Day: June 17, 2017

Gerhard Dorn and the The Caelum

Gerhard Dorn and the The Caelum

  Aurum nostrum non est aurum vulgi. -Gerhard Dorn Gerhard Dorn was a Belgian alchemist who lived in the sixteenth century. Detailed facts concerning his life have been lost. We know he lived in Mechelen, in the province of Antwerp, from about 1530 until the 1580’s. He began publishing books around 1565 when he wrote his Chymisticum artificium. Working with Adam von Bodenstein, with whom he studied, Dorn was instrumental in the recovery, translation into Latin, and publishing of Paracelsus’…

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