Robert Fludd

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Robert Fludd, also known as Robertus de Fluctibus (17 January 1574 – 8 September 1637), was a prominent English Paracelsian physician with both scientific and occult interests.wikipedia
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Thomas Fludd

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He was the son of Sir Thomas Fludd, a high-ranking governmental official (Queen Elizabeth I's treasurer for war in Europe), and Member of Parliament.
His youngest son was the scientist Robert Fludd.

Hermeticism

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He had a celebrated exchange of views with Johannes Kepler concerning the scientific and hermetic approaches to knowledge.
In English, it has been attested since the 17th century, as in "Hermetic writers" (e.g., Robert Fludd).

Milgate House, Thurnham

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He was born at Milgate House, Bearsted, Kent, not too long before 17 January 1573/4.
Physician Robert Fludd, his seventh child, was born there in 1574.

Rosicrucianism

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He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist. In succession he defended the Rosicrucians against Andreas Libavius, debated with Kepler, argued against French natural philosophers including Gassendi, and engaged in the discussion of the weapon-salve. The peak of the "Rosicrucianism furore" came in 1622 with mysterious posters appearing on the walls of Paris, and occult philosophers such as Michael Maier, Robert Fludd and Thomas Vaughan interested themselves in the Rosicrucian world view.
Seventeenth-century occult philosophers such as Michael Maier, Robert Fludd, and Thomas Vaughan interested themselves in the Rosicrucian world view.

Johannes Kepler

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He had a celebrated exchange of views with Johannes Kepler concerning the scientific and hermetic approaches to knowledge.
The central set of "harmonies" was the musica universalis or "music of the spheres", which had been studied by Pythagoras, Ptolemy and many others before Kepler; in fact, soon after publishing Harmonices Mundi, Kepler was embroiled in a priority dispute with Robert Fludd, who had recently published his own harmonic theory.

Pierre Gassendi

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In succession he defended the Rosicrucians against Andreas Libavius, debated with Kepler, argued against French natural philosophers including Gassendi, and engaged in the discussion of the weapon-salve.
They included his examination of the mystical philosophy of Robert Fludd, an essay on parhelia, and some observations on the transit of Mercury.

Bearsted

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He was born at Milgate House, Bearsted, Kent, not too long before 17 January 1573/4.

Astrology

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He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist.
Outside theatre, the physician and mystic Robert Fludd practised astrology, as did the quack doctor Simon Forman.

Holy Cross Church, Bearsted

Holy Cross Church
He was buried in Holy Cross Church, Bearsted.
Elizabeth Andras (died 1592), wife of Sir Thomas Fludd, and her son Robert Fludd, the physician and occultist (died 1637), are also commemorated with memorials in the church, the later with a bust on a plinth.

Pythagoras

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His view of these mystical authorities was inclined towards the great mathematicians, and he believed, like Pythagoras and his followers, that numbers contained access to great hidden secrets.
Rosicrucianism used Pythagorean symbolism, as did Robert Fludd (1574–1637), who believed his own musical writings to have been inspired by Pythagoras.

Powder of sympathy

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In succession he defended the Rosicrucians against Andreas Libavius, debated with Kepler, argued against French natural philosophers including Gassendi, and engaged in the discussion of the weapon-salve.
This doctrine was supported by Wilhelm Fabry, Robert Fludd, and Jan Baptist van Helmont, who attributed the cure to animal magnetism.

Michael Maier

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The peak of the "Rosicrucianism furore" came in 1622 with mysterious posters appearing on the walls of Paris, and occult philosophers such as Michael Maier, Robert Fludd and Thomas Vaughan interested themselves in the Rosicrucian world view.
While illustrating the chain of Rosie Cross links from Michael Maier and Robert Fludd, via Backhouse to Ashmole, the details given about Ashmole's training as a craftsman could illustrate the background of the latter's acception in operative masonry.

Marin Mersenne

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Marin Mersenne attacked him in Quæstiones Celebres in Genesim (1623).
He also criticises Pico della Mirandola, Cornelius Agrippa, Francesco Giorgio and Robert Fludd, his main target.

William Foster (divine)

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* "Doctor Fludds Answer vnto M. Foster, or, The Sqvesing of Parson Fosters Sponge", &c., London, 1631, (defence of weapon-salve, against the Hoplocrisma-Spongus, 1631, of William Foster, of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire); an edition in Latin, "Responsum ad Hoplocrisma-Spongum", &c., Gouda, 1638.
It attracted attention through the answer made to it on behalf of the Rosicrucians by Dr Robert Fludd in 1631.

Monochord

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In 1618, Fludd wrote De Musica Mundana (Mundane Music) which described his theories of music, including his mundane (also known as "divine" or "celestial") monochord.
In 1618, Robert Fludd devised a mundane monochord (also celestial or divine monochord) that linked the Ptolemaic universe to musical intervals.

Allen G. Debus

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*Allen G. Debus (2002), The Chemical Philosophy
Debus reprinted 16th and 17th century texts by Elias Ashmole, John Dee and Robert Fludd.

Paracelsus

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Robert Fludd, also known as Robertus de Fluctibus (17 January 1574 – 8 September 1637), was a prominent English Paracelsian physician with both scientific and occult interests.

Mathematician

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He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist.

Cosmology

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He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist.

Hermetic Qabalah

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He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist.

Scientific method

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He had a celebrated exchange of views with Johannes Kepler concerning the scientific and hermetic approaches to knowledge.

Elizabeth I of England

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He was the son of Sir Thomas Fludd, a high-ranking governmental official (Queen Elizabeth I's treasurer for war in Europe), and Member of Parliament.

Europe

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He was the son of Sir Thomas Fludd, a high-ranking governmental official (Queen Elizabeth I's treasurer for war in Europe), and Member of Parliament.

St John's College, Oxford

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He entered St John's College, Oxford as a commoner in 1591, graduating with a B.A. in 1597 and a M.A. in 1598.