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Pordage, John
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Pordage, John, * 1607 / 1608 (London), † 10 Jan 1681 (London)

The son of a London merchant, Pordage was born in 1607 or 1608 and entered Pembroke College, Oxford, in 1623. It is possible that he obtained a diploma of doctor of medicine at Oxford in 1640, but some scholars doubt this (Hutin 1960, 82). In any case, he was not destined to practice medicine, but to be an exemplar of homo religiosus. Pordage entered the order of the Anglican Church and was made vicar of the church of St Lawrence's at Reading in 1644. Soon, under the auspices of → Elias Ashmole, he was made rector of the rather wealthy…

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Versluis, Arthur, “Pordage, John”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_294>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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