John Dee





John Dee

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in Tower Ward, London, England, The United Kingdom
June 23, 1527

died
July 13, 1608

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John Dee was a noted mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy.
Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable. One of the most learned men of his age, he had been invited to lecture on advanced algebra at the University of PAris while still ins his early twenties. Dee was an ardent promoter of mathematics and a respected astronomer, as well as a leading expert in navigation, having trained many of those who would conduct England's voyages of discovery. In one of several tracts which Dee wrote in the 1580s encouraging British exploratory expedit
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The Hieroglyphic Monad
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The Diaries of John Dee
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Mathematicall Praeface to t...
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Autobiographical Tracts and...
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“Who does not understand should either learn, or be silent.”
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