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List of alchemists
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List of alchemists

An alchemist was a person versed in the art of alchemy, an ancient branch of natural philosophy that eventually evolved into chemistry and pharmacology. Alchemy flourished in the Islamic world during the Middle Ages, and then in Europe from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

We know the names and doings of a large number of alchemists, thanks to the numerous alchemical manuscript and books that survived; some of those names are listed below. It must be kept in mind however that the vast majority of old alchemists, being self-taught and more bent on experimenting than writing, have left no trace in history.

Table of contents
1 Legendary alchemists
2 Egyptian, Classical, and Roman Empire alchemists
3 Chinese alchemists
4 Islamic alchemists
5 Western alchemists
6 Revival and New Age alchemists
7 See also

Legendary alchemists

Egyptian, Classical, and Roman Empire alchemists

Chinese alchemists

Islamic alchemists

Western alchemists

Revival and New Age alchemists

See also

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