Daniel Stolz von Stolzenberg

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From the early 17th century Hermetic Garden

Daniel Stolz von Stolzenberg (Daniel Stolcius) (1600–1660) was a Bohemian physician and writer on alchemy, a pupil of Michael Maier in Prague. [2] His name is often given as 'von Stolcenberg', i.e. from Stolzenberg, or 'von Stolcenbeerg'.

He is known for his 1624 emblem book Viridarium Chymicum,[1] a significant anthology [3] with sources in previous collections.[2][3] It was followed in 1627 by the Hortulus Hermeticus.[4][5]


  • Adam McLean (editor), Patricia Tahil (translator) (1980) The Hermetic Garden of Daniel Stolcius


  1. ^ The Alchemical Pleasure-Garden, German Chymisches Lustgartlein
  2. ^ The 1622 Philosophia reformata of Johann Daniel Mylius, and work of Basilius Valentinus, in particular.
  3. ^ According to John Manning, The Emblem (2002), Claude-François Menestrier's classification of Emblêmes Chymiques should apply to the book.
  4. ^ The Hermetic Garden
  5. ^ Stolcius, who studied at Oxford after fleeing from Bohemia in 1620, dedicated The Hermetic Garden to [Philip] Hainhofer, who was described as counsellor to the Duke of Pomerania. Ron Heisler, [1]

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