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Johann Daniel Mylius (theologian, physician, alchemist, 1583-after 1632): the allegories and devices of his ‘Philosophia Reformata’ and ‘Opus medico-chymicum’ within the context of historical sources and contemporary debates

Event info

  • today from 16/12/2021 to 19/12/2021
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Prof. Mino Gabriele, Udine

    Dr. Thomas Reiser, Technische Universität München    


The physician, alchemist and theologian Johann Daniel Mylius (1583-after 1632) stands at the focal point of some of his time’s most contradictory discourses on religion and natural philosophy. His richly illustrated works thus conglutinate both the teachings of the medical school of Padua and those of Paracelcist iatrochemistry, they compound both allegorical speculations and exact descriptions and they confer both protestant orthodoxy and ‘Roscicrucian’ phantasmagory. Therefore a suitably syncretistic selection of scholars shall endeavour to do some interdisciplinary justice to Mylius’ infinite variety.