Johann Daniel Mylius

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Illustration from Mylius' 1628 Anatomia auri
Illustration from Mylius' 1618 Opus medico-chymicum

Johann Daniel Mylius (ca. 1583 – 1642) was a composer for the lute, and writer on alchemy. Born at Wetter in present-day Hesse, he went on to study theology and medicine at the University of Marburg. He was the brother-in-law and pupil of Johann Hartmann (1568–1613).[1]

In 1616, while still a medical student, Mylius published Duncan Burnet's Iatrochymicus.[2] The Opus medico-chymicum, Mylius' own alchemical work, was published two years later. He is known for the collection Thesaurus gratiarum (1622) of pieces for the lute.[3] In the same year his Philosophia Reformata was published.[4] Mylius was the personal physician of Moritz of Hessen and his patrons included Maurice and Frederick Henry of Nassau.

Works[edit]

  • Opus medico-chymicum. 1618.
  • Antidotarium. 1620.
  • Philosophia reformata. 1622.
  • Anatomia auri. 1628.
  • Danielis Milii Pharmacopoeae spagyricae, sive Practicae universalis Galeno-chymicae libri duo. - Francofurti : Schönwetter, 1628. digital edition

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Lynn Thorndike. History of Magic and Experimental Science, Part 12. p.177
  3. ^ [2] lists the pieces
  4. ^ [3]

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