John Dee 13 July — or was an Anglo-Welsh mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and occult philosopher,  and an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. He spent much time on alchemy , divination , and Hermetic philosophy. He also advocated turning England's imperial expansion into a " British Empire ", a term he is generally credited with coining. To 21st-century eyes, Dee's activities straddle the worlds of magic and modern science , but the distinction would have meant nothing to him. He was invited to lecture on Euclidean geometry at the University of Paris while still in his early twenties. He was an ardent promoter of mathematics, a respected astronomer and a leading expert in navigation , who trained many who would conduct England's voyages of discovery. Meanwhile he immersed himself in sorcery , astrology and Hermetic philosophy.
Home Learn Source material. This is the usual term used to refer to the original documents written by Dr John Dee in the 16th century. They are still being kept in the British museum in London and the Bodlean museum in Oxford. It is well worth the time to read about Dee and to understand his passion and intent to bring this information to light. A great summary can be found following this link.
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This digital edition by Joseph H. All rights reserved. What passed for many Yeers Between. A Mathematician of Great Fame in Q. Some Spirits:. The Particulars of his Cause, as it was agitated in the Emperors Court;. As Also.