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Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius
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Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius, * 1486 (Nettesheim), † 1535 or 1536 (Grenoble)

German Humanist and theoretician of → magic. Agrippa's family belonged to the middle nobility in Nettesheim, near Cologne. He studied in Cologne from 1499 to 1502, when he received the degree of magister artium, and later in Paris. During his studies in the latter city, Agrippa seems to have taken part in a secret circle or self-help society, the members of which were interested in studying res arcanae, and with whom he tried to remain in contact in later years. In 1508 he traveled to Spain, where…

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Valente, Michaela, “Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_004>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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