Paracelsus

Paracelsus

Born: November 11, 1493

Died: September 24, 1541

Nationality: Swiss

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: Paracelsus was a German-Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist. He is also credited for giving zinc its name, calling it zincum, and is regarded as the first systematic botanist.

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Source/Notes: Selected Writings (1951 edition), Princeton University Press - ISBN: 9780691018768
Source/Notes: Selected Writings (1951 edition), Princeton University Press - ISBN: 9780691018768