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Who is considered to be the father of Alchemy?

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Asked by Lost Soul, 04 Feb '12 10:08 pm
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The earliest known Chinese treatise on alchemy was written by Wei Po-yang, the "Father of Alchemy." His work, called Ts'an T'ung Ch'i, was written about 142 A.D., in which he refers to earlier traditional manuscripts on alchemy
Answered by LIPSIKA, 04 Feb '12 11:02 pm

 
  
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Wei Po-yang
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 04 Feb '12 10:13 pm

 
  
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Jabbir ibn-hayyan geber
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 04 Feb '12 10:10 pm

 
  
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Jabbir ibn-hayyan geber
Jabir Ibn Haiyan, the alchemist Geber of the Middle Ages, is generally known as the father of chemistry. Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Hayyan, sometimes called al-Harrani and al-Sufi, was the son of the druggist (Attar). The precise date of his birth is the subject of some discussion, but it is established that he practised medicine and alchemy in Kufa around 776 C.E. He is reported to have studied under Imam Ja'far Sadiq and the Ummayed prince Khalid Ibn Yazid. In his early days, he practised medicine and was under the patronage of the Barmaki Vizir during the Abbssid Caliphate of Haroon al-Rashid. He shared some of the effects of the downfall of the Barmakis and was placed under house arrest in Kufa, where he died in 803 C.E.

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Jabir's major contribution was in the field of chemistry. He introduced experimental investigation into alchemy, which rapidly changed its character into modern chemistry. On the ruins of his well-kno ...more
Answered by hemant mehta, 04 Feb '12 10:59 pm

 
  
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Aristotle
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 04 Feb '12 10:14 pm

 
  
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Wei Po-yang from china
Answered by Ashik, 05 Feb '12 07:06 pm

 
  
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A human being
Answered by iqbal seth, 05 Feb '12 06:57 am

 
  
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Alchemy is sometimes called the Hermetic Art after Hermes the messenger of the Greek gods. He is known by many as the father of alchemy, and an entire tradition of alchemy bears his name.

Probably the single most revered document in the Hermetic Tradition is the Emerald Tablet. Said to have been originally written by Hermes himself, stories of it's discovery remain varied.
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Jabbir ibn-hayyan geber
Answered by vaaaren, 04 Feb '12 10:57 pm

 
  
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Wei po yang
Answered by vijay, 04 Feb '12 10:26 pm

 
  
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