Johannes Valentinus Andreae

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Johannes Valentinus Andreae (17 August 1586 – 27 June 1654), a.k.a. Johannes Valentinus Andreä or Johann Valentin Andreae, was a German theologian, who claimed to be the author of an ancient text known as the Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459 (published in 1616, Strasbourg, as the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz).wikipedia
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Andreae was a prominent member of the Protestant utopian movement which began in Germany and spread across northern Europe and into Britain under the mentorship of Samuel Hartlib and John Amos Comenius.
In 1628 he corresponded with Johann Valentin Andreae.

Christopher Besoldus

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He befriended Christoph Besold who encouraged Andreae's interest in esotericism.
Among his pupils was Johannes Valentinus Andreae.

Fruitbearing Society

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In 1646, Andreae was made a member of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft ("Fruitbearing Society"), where he got the company-nickname der Mürbe ("the soft").

Herrenberg

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Andreae was born at Herrenberg, Württemberg, the son of Johannes Andreae (1554–1601), the superintendent of Herrenberg and later the abbot of Königsbronn.
The supposed founder of the Rosicrucian movement in Europe, Johann Valentin Andreae, who also wrote The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, was born in Herrenberg on 17 August 1586.

Ludibrium

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In his autobiography he claimed that the Chymische Hochzeit ("Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz") was one of his works—as a "ludibrium", possibly meaning "lampoon".
The term "ludibrium" was used frequently by Johann Valentin Andreae (1587–1654) in phrases like "the ludibrium of the fictitious Rosicrucian Fraternity" when describing the Rosicrucian Order, most notably in his Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published anonymously in 1616, of which Andreae subsequently claimed to be the author and which has been taken seriously, as virtually a third of the Rosicrucian Manifestos.

Tobias Hess

He came to know Tobias Hess, a Paracelsian physician with an interest in apocalyptic prophecy.
He has been identified, alongside Christoph Besold and Johannes Valentinus Andreae, as one of the authors of the Rosicrucian manifestos.

Calw

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After the final examination in 1614, he became deacon in Vaihingen an der Enz, and in 1620 priest in Calw.

Rosicrucianism

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This became one of the three founding works of Rosicrucianism, which was both a legend and a fashionable cultural phenomenon across Europe in this period.
In 1616, Johann Valentin Andreae famously designated it as a "ludibrium".

Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

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In his autobiography he claimed that the Chymische Hochzeit ("Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz") was one of his works—as a "ludibrium", possibly meaning "lampoon". Johannes Valentinus Andreae (17 August 1586 – 27 June 1654), a.k.a. Johannes Valentinus Andreä or Johann Valentin Andreae, was a German theologian, who claimed to be the author of an ancient text known as the Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459 (published in 1616, Strasbourg, as the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz).
Its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae.

Francis Bacon

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The founders were inspired by both Baconian belief in experimental science and by Andreae's tracts.
Another major link is said to be the resemblance between Bacon's New Atlantis and the German Rosicrucian Johann Valentin Andreae's Description of the Republic of Christianopolis (1619).

Jan van Rijckenborgh

Van Rijckenborgh propounded his own form of Gnostic Christianity based upon the Rosicrucian Manifestos, Johann Valentin Andreae's works The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz and Rei Christianopolotanae Descriptio and his own wide ranging explorations into hermeticism, alchemy, Freemasonry, the Cathars (thanks in part to his collaboration with neo-Cathar historian Antonin Gadal), Christian Gnosticism and other forms of esoteric study.

John Warwick Montgomery

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His doctoral dissertation, which was on the life and career of the Lutheran pastor Johannes Valentinus Andreae and his alleged connections with Rosicrucianism, was subsequently published as Cross and Crucible.

Priory of Sion

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One of the documents included an alleged list of "Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion", and Andreae was listed as the seventeenth Grand Master.

Strasbourg

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Johannes Valentinus Andreae (17 August 1586 – 27 June 1654), a.k.a. Johannes Valentinus Andreä or Johann Valentin Andreae, was a German theologian, who claimed to be the author of an ancient text known as the Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459 (published in 1616, Strasbourg, as the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz).

Samuel Hartlib

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Andreae was a prominent member of the Protestant utopian movement which began in Germany and spread across northern Europe and into Britain under the mentorship of Samuel Hartlib and John Amos Comenius.

Duchy of Württemberg

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Andreae was born at Herrenberg, Württemberg, the son of Johannes Andreae (1554–1601), the superintendent of Herrenberg and later the abbot of Königsbronn.

Abbot

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Andreae was born at Herrenberg, Württemberg, the son of Johannes Andreae (1554–1601), the superintendent of Herrenberg and later the abbot of Königsbronn.

Königsbronn

Andreae was born at Herrenberg, Württemberg, the son of Johannes Andreae (1554–1601), the superintendent of Herrenberg and later the abbot of Königsbronn.

Tübingen

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His mother Maria Moser went to Tübingen as a widow and was court apothecary 1607–1617.

Widow

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His mother Maria Moser went to Tübingen as a widow and was court apothecary 1607–1617.

Society of Jesus

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He visited Dillingen, a bastion of the Jesuits, whom he regarded as the Antichrist.

Antichrist

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He visited Dillingen, a bastion of the Jesuits, whom he regarded as the Antichrist.

Deacon

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After the final examination in 1614, he became deacon in Vaihingen an der Enz, and in 1620 priest in Calw.

Vaihingen an der Enz

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After the final examination in 1614, he became deacon in Vaihingen an der Enz, and in 1620 priest in Calw.