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Maier, Michael
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Maier, Count Michael, * 1569 (in the vicinity of Kiel), † 1622 (Magdeburg)

Alchemist and Rosicrucian apologist, named Count Palatine (Pfalzgraf) by Emperor → Rudolf II (1552-1612) and appointed Medicus und Chymicus von Hauß aus by Moritz “the Learned” of Hessen-Kassel (1572-1632); known chiefly for his early baroque book of alchemical emblems, the Atalanta Fugiens, and for his prominent position in the Rosicrucian affair [→ Rosicrucianism]. The Lutheran Maier gained his Masters degree at Frankfurt an der Oder in 1592 and his doctorate at the University of Bas…

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Tilton, Hereward, “Maier, Michael”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_222>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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