Elias Ashmole





Elias Ashmole


Born
in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, The United Kingdom
May 23, 1617

Died
May 18, 1692

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Elias Ashmole (23 May 1617 – 18 May 1692) was a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the restoration of Charles II he was rewarded with several lucrative offices.

Ashmole was an antiquary with a strong Baconian bent for the study of nature. His library reflected his intellectual outlook, including works on English history, law, numismatics, choreography, alchemy, astrology, astronomy, and botany. Although he was one of the founding members of the Royal Society, a key institution in the development of experimental science, his interests were antiquarian and mystical as well as scientific. He was an early Freemason,
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Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum

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Theatrum Chemicum Brittannicum

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The Glory of Light

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Theatrum Chemicum Brittanni...

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The Alchemical Vision of Si...

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The Institution, Laws & Cer...

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The Hermit's Tale

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The Way to Bliss: In Three ...

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The Antiquities of Berkshir...

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A Descriptive, Analytical, ...

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