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People/Characters: Athanasius Kircher

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Athanasii Kircheri. Prodromvs coptvs sive æegyptiacvs : in quo cùm linguæ coptæ, siue aegyptiacæ, quondam pharaonic by Athanasius Kircher
Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World: The Life and Work of the Last Man to Search for Universal Knowledge by Joscelyn Godwin
Athanasius Kircher: the Last Man Who Knew Everything by Paula Findlen
China illustrata by Athanasius Kircher
Deutsche Schriftsteller im Porträt. Das Zeitalter des Barock by Martin Bircher
The Ecstatic Journey: Athanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome by Ingrid D. Rowland
The Footnote: A Curious History by Anthony Grafton
Fossils: Evidence of Vanished Worlds by Yvette Gayrard-Valy
The Harmony of the Spheres by Joscelyn Godwin
Music, Mysticism and Magic by Joscelyn Godwin
Musurgia universalis by Athanasius Kircher
The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice by Christopher I. Lehrich
The Seashell on the Mountaintop by Alan Cutlernot in English Common Knowledge
Strange Tales of an Oriental Idol: An Anthology of Early European Portrayals of the Buddha by Donald S. Lopez Jr.
The Voynich Manuscript by Dr Stephen Skinner
Where Tigers Are at Home by Jean-Marie Blas de Roblèsnot in English Common Knowledge

Character description

Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), German Jesuit scholar

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Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (sometimes erroneously spelled Kirchner; Latin: Athanasius Kircherus, 2 May 1602 – 28 November 1680) was a German Jesuit scholar and polymath who published around 40 major works, most notably in the fields of comparative religion, geology, and medicine. Kircher has been compared to fellow Jesuit Roger Boscovich and to Leonardo da Vinci for his enormous range of interests, and has been honored with the title "Master of a Hundred Arts". He taught for more than forty years at the Roman College, where he set up a wunderkammer. A resurgence of interest in Kircher has occurred within the scholarly community in recent decades. 

Athanasius Kircher in Wikipedia

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