Jean-Jacques Manget

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Jean-Jacques Manget.

Jean-Jacques Manget (or Johann Jacob Mangetus) (1652–1742) was a Genevan physician and writer. He was an assiduous compiler of previous medical literature.[1]

Life[edit]

He was born in Geneva, the son of a merchant. He graduated as a physician at the University of Valence in 1678. Later he became the Dean of the Valence medical faculty. Frederick III, Elector of Brandenburg made Manget his personal physician in 1699.[2]

Works[edit]

Manget wrote in particular a major treatise on the bubonic plague. He is known also for a large collection of alchemical works, the Bibliotheca Curiosa Chemica, from 1702.[3]

Works[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (German) haraldfischerverlag.de Michael Stolberg, Die »Bibliothecae« des Jean-Jacques Manget (1652–1742).
  2. ^ John Ferguson (1 July 2002). Bibliotheca Chemica. Kessinger Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-7661-2638-1. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ See The Alchemy Website, Bibliotheca chemica curiosa, for a listing of the 143 works collected there. The named authors include Nathan Albineus (i.e. Nathan d'Aubigné), Arnoldus de Villa Nova, Aristotle, Artephius, Joannes Aurelius Augurellus, Avicenna, Rogerius Baco, Christianus Adolphus Balduinus, Joannes Joachim Becher, Nicolaus Bernaudus, Salomon de Blauvenstein, Petrus Bonus, Olaus Borrichius, Joannes Braceschus, Calid, Robertus Castrensis, Gabriel Clauder, Andreas Cnöffelius, Joannes Dausten, Gerard Dorn, d'Espagnet, Petrus Joannes Faber, Joannes Chrysippus Fanianus, Marsilius Ficinus, Joannes Franciscus Picus Mirandula, Nicolaus Flamellus, Melchior Friben, Geber, Joannes Gerhardus, Claudius Germain, Joannes Grasseus alias Cortalasseus, Guido de Montanor, Johannes Fridericus Helvetius, Joannes Ferdinandus Hertodt, Theobaldus de Hoghelande, Joannes de Rupescissa, Gulielmus Johnsonus, Athanasius Kircher, W. C. Kriegsmann, Joel Langelottus, Ludovicus de Comitibus, Raymundus Lullius, Carolus Cæsar Malvasius, Daniel Georg Morhof, Thomas Northon, Orthelius, Pantaleon, Philalethes, Morienus Romanus, Richardus Anglicus, Georgius Ripleus, Philippus Jacobus Sachs, Michael Sendivogius, Daniel Stolcius de Stolcenberg, Bernardus Trevisanus, Guilielmus Trognianus, Basilius Valentinus, Dionysius Zacharias, and Zadith.