Alchemists

Those who study or practice a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in Europe mainly in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting base metal into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.

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alchemisten Dutch
alchimisten Dutch
goudmakers Dutch
alquimista Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300236020. The J. Paul Getty Trust.