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John Dee was born #onthisday 13th July 1527A.D. and died in 1608/9. He was an English mathematician, astronomer, occult philosopher, astrologer and even advisor to Queen Elizabeth I.

John devoted a large amount of his life to the studying of divination, alchemy and hermetic philosophy.

He was accredited to be an advocate of England and imperial expansion into a “British Empire” and general term of coining.

Dee walked in the worlds of magic and science and he became famous for it.

One of the most learned men of his age, he was even invited to lecture on the geometry of Euclid at the University of Paris while in his early twenties. John was a strong promoter of mathematics and a respected astronomer and even leading expert of navigation, having even trained many who would conduct England’s voyages of discovery.