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Johann Valentin Andreae (1586-1654)

Andreae was a German theologian, physician and alchemist whose works laid the foundation for modern Rosicrucianism. He was born in Herrenberg, Germany and studied theology and philosophy at the University of Tübingen.

Andreae was initially interested in alchemy and studied the works of Paracelsus, an influential Swiss physician, in 1610. He went on to write several influential works on alchemy and the search for the Philosopher’s Stone.

One of his most notable works was The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz’, which was published anonymously in 1616. This work became hugely popular and is said to be the inspiration for modern Rosicrucianism.

Digitized editions:

Abriß eines rechtschaffenen und thätigen Christenthums. 1775 >>

Antikrisis. 1618 >>

Cento Ovidianus De fratribus roseae crucis. 1618 >>

Chymische Hochzeit: Christiani Rosenkreutz. Strassbourg, 1616 >> | >> | >> | >>

Chymische Hochzeit: Christiani Rosenkreutz. Regenspurg, 1781 >>

Civis christianus, sive peregrini quondam errantis restitutionis. Strassbourg, 1619 >>

Civis christianus, sive peregrini quondam errantis restitutiones. Leipzig, 1706 >> | >>

Collectaneorum mathematicorum decades XI. Tübingen, 1614 >>

Cras credo, hodie nihil. Leiden, 1621 >>

Cynosura oeconomiae ecclesiasticae Wirtembergicae. Stuttgart, 1649 >>

De curiositatis pernicie syntagma. Stuttgart, 1620 >>

De curiositatis pernicie syntagma. Strassbourg, 1621 >> | >>

Descriptio civis verè Christiani. Amsterdam, 1660 >>

Dichtungen zur Beherzigung unsers Zeitalters. Leipzig, 1786 >> | >>

Evangelische Kirchen-Harmonie. Wolfenbüttel, 1647 >>

Fluch ABC, das ist, christlicher, theologischer Bericht von dem grausamen Fluche und Gottslästern. Tübingen, 1641 >>

Fragment aus dem dreissigjährigen Krieg, betreffend das Schicksal und die Einäscherung der Stadt Calw, geschehen den 10. Sept. 1634. Tübingen, 1793 >>

Geistliche Kurtzweil. Strassbourg, 1619 >>

Herculis christiani luctae XXIV. Strassbourg, 1615 >>

Honor doctoralis theologicus, auspice Deo tri-uno, favente Eberhardo Wirtembergiae principe serenissimo: ab incluta facultate theologica Tubingensi, Johan-Valentino Andreae, Herrenberg. Tübingen, 1642 >> | >>

In bene meritos gratitudo. Strassbourg, 1633 >>

Invitationis ad fraternitatem Christi. Strassbourg 1618 >>

Invitationis ad fraternitatem Christi pars altera. Strassbourg, 1618 >> | >>

Memorialia, benevolentium honori, amori et condolentiae data. Strassbourg, 1619 >> | >>

Menippus sive Dialogorum satyricorum centuria. 1617 >>

Menippus sive Dialogorum satyricorum centuria. Cosmopoli, 1618 >> | >>

Menippus dialogus. 1633 >> | >>

Menippus sive Dialogorum satyricorum centuria. Coloniae Brandenburgicae, 1673 >>

Mythologiae christianae sive virtutum & vitiorum vitae humanae imaginum libri tres. Strasbourg, 1619 >> | >> | >> | >>

Peregrini in patria errores. Utopiae, 1618 >> | >> | >>

Reipublicae christianopolitanae descriptio. Strassbourg, 1619 >> | >>

Reise nach der Insul Caphar Salama. 1741 >>

Selbstbiographie. Winterthur, 1796 >>

Selbstbiographie. Winterthur, 1799 >> | >> | >> | >>

Seleniana Augustalia. Ulm, 1649 >>

Sereniss. domus Augustae selenianae princip. juventutis utriusque sexus pietatis, erudirionis, comitatisque exemplum sine pari. Ulm, 1654 >>

Theophilus, sive de Christiana religione. Stuttgart, 1649 >>

Turbo, sive moleste et frustra per cuncta divagans. 1616 >> | >> | >>

Turbo, sive moleste et frustra per cuncta divagans. Strassbourg, 1621 >>

Turris Babel sive judiciorum de Fraternitate Rosaceae Crucis chaos. Strassbourg, 1619 >> | >>

Veri Christianismi solidaeque philosophiae libertas. Strassbourg, 1618 >>

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