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Helmont, Joan Baptista van
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Helmont, Joan Baptista van, * 12 Jan 1579 (Brussels), † 30 Jan 1644 (Brussels)

1. Life

Joan Baptista van Helmont was the youngest child of Marie de Stassart and Christian van Helmont, who died one year after his son's birth. Van Helmont's education was considered of prime importance. At an early age he began his studies in philosophy and classics at the University of Leuven, but both the academic climate…

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Roodnat, Albert, “Helmont, Joan Baptista van”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 24 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_158>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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