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Champier, Symphorien
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Champier, Symphorien, * early 1470s (Saint-Symphorien-le-Château), † 1539 or 1540 (Lyons)

French humanist, neoplatonist, physician, and author on medicine and occult sciences. Champier's father was a notary and apothecary. Symphorien studied for some time at the university of Paris, and next attended medical school in Montpellier, where he matriculated in 1495. Soon after, he was practicing medicine and teaching the liberal arts in the Dauphiné and probably the Bourbonnais. In 1498 he published his first book, Janua logicae et phisicae, largely devoted to Plato and Aristot…

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Champier, Symphorien”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 19 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_071>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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