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Timeline of alchemists

This chart depicts the lifes of key alchemists and related writers, from the 13th to the end of the 18th century. By placing each writer in a historical context, this will help us understand the influences and borrowing of isdeas. Where precise dates are not known I have used ....... instead of the -------.
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--Michael Scot-------------------
---------------------------------Albertus Magnus---------------------------------
---------------------------------Hortulanus------------------------------
    ..........................Bartholomaeus Anglicus........
                    ------------------------------Roger Bacon----------------------------------
                        ---------------------Thomas Aquinas----------------
                                   -----------------------------Arnold of Villanova-----------------------------
                                   -----------------------------------Ramon Lull-------------------------------------
                                                                                         ............................John Dastin............
                                                                                                              ................Petrus Bonus..........
                                                                                                                                            --------------------Geoffery Chaucer-------------------------
                                                                                                                                  -------------------------------Nicolas Flamel (supposed)--------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                  .........................Isaac Holland......................
                                                                                                                                                                                         .............................Georges Aurach..............
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ----------------------------Bernard of Treviso--------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ...........................George Ripley--------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............................Lacinius..................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ----------------------------------Thomas Norton-----------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ----------------------Marsilio Ficino-----------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               -------------------------Johannes Reuchlin--------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ------------------------------------Augurello--------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ----------------Trithemius of Sponheim-----------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ------Pico della Mirandola------
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ----------------------------Francesco Giorgi-------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              --------------Henry Cornelius Agrippa-------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ------------------Paracelsus--------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ---------------------Georg Agricola---------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ---------------------Thomas Charnock--------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -------------------------------------John Dee-------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ------------------Adam von Bodenstein-------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ---------------------Thurneisser zum Thurn-----------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ---------------------Valentin Weigel--------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               -----------------------------Giambattista della Porta----------------------------                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -----------------------------Andreas Libavius-------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -----------------------Petrus Severinus----------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ------------------Joseph Duchesne (Quercetanus)-------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ------------------Giordano Bruno---------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -------------------------------Francis Anthony----------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -----------------Edward Kelley-----------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ---------------Heinrich Khunrath-------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         --------------------------Francis Bacon---------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -----------------------Michael Maier---------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ------------------------------Michael Sendivogius--------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -------------------Robert Fludd----------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ----------------Jacob Boehme---------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ----------------Johannes Battista van Helmont----------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ------------------------------Arthur Dee---------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ---------Oswald Croll--------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 --------------Johan Daniel Mylius----------
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -----------------------Johann Valentin Andreae-----------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         -----------------------------Amos Comenius------------------------------------
																																																																																																		    -------------------------Samuel Hartlib----------------------------																																																																																															    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -------------------------Barend Coenders van Helpen---------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -----------------------------Athanasius Kircher-------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ------------------------Sir Kenelm Digby-----------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ------------------------Rudolf Glauber-------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ------------------------John Junior Winthrop--------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -----------Nicholas Culpepper----------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ----------------------------------Elias Ashmole----------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ------------------------Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont-------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ---------------Thomas Vaughan----------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ---------------------------------------Helvetius-------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ----------------------------Robert Boyle-------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           -------------George Starkey-------------
																																																																																																										      -------------John Heydon.....................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -----------------Knorr von Rosenroth------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -----------------------------------Isaac Newton--------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -----------------Johann Conrad Barchusen------------------
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               --------------Louis-Claude de Saint-Germain-------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         --------------Karl von Eckartshausen----------------