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Dee, John

(1527--1608)

Alchemist, geographer, and mathematician, born in London, England, UK. He studied at Cambridge and on the European mainland, where he travelled widely. He brought back many astronomical instruments, earned the reputation of a sorcerer, and was astrologer to the court of Elizabeth I. He gave advice to those seeking routes to the New World and Far East, and helped write the first English translation of Euclid's works.


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