Talk:Heinrich Khunrath

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I added some about this enegmatic figure - I hope someone else can clean it up and make it better. TuckerResearch 17:32, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Meeting with Dee[edit]

This seems to be wrong. Dee left Trebona on the 11th of March 1589 to return home to England and was never in Prison. The confusion would seem to be with Dee's colleague Edward Kelley the alchemist, who was arrested by Rudolph in 1591. Moebius999 (talk) 17:21, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


Khunrath is supposed to have visited Dee while the latter was in Bremen on the way back to England from his time in Bohemia. The meeting apparently took place on 6 June 1589, at least that is what Dee noted in his diary. See James Orchard Halliwell, (ed.), The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee, London: Camden Society, 1842, p.31 ‘June 6th, Dr. Kenrich Khanradt of Hamburgh visitted me’. The meeting, albeit on a different date, is reported by Elias Ashmole in Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum, London, 1652, p.483 ‘Here that famous Hermetique Philosopher, [Doctor Henric Kunrath of Hamburgh] came to visit him.’ Ashmole gives the date as 27 June 1589, possibly due to calendar changes. Szulakowska asserts that Khunrath must have met Thölde, but there is no documentary evidence to support her speculation. (talk) 18:21, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


I have altered the section on his career to make more sense. Moebius999 (talk) 15:14, 14 May 2013 (UTC)