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"...sondern weiter gwandert durch Ungern, Walachi, Sibenbürgen..." Zum Stand der bisherigen, auf Siebenbürgen bezogenen Paracelsusforschung
„… Wandered Further through Hungaria, Walachia, Transylvania …” Regarding the State of the Present Paracelsus-Research Referring to Transylvania

Author(s): Peter Mario Kreuter
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Life of Paracelsus; Transylvania; research

Summary/Abstract: Several times in his work Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, called Paracelsus (1493/94-1541), wrote that he has wandered in his youth through the whole of Europe. Should this be right, the only possible period for this “big journey” could be between 1515 and 1524, the timespan between his doctorate in Ferrara and his first documented appearance in Salzburg. However, like his whole childhood and youth, this lifespan also lies in complete darkness. Only the time between 1524 and 1541 is documented and only 17 of the 48 years he lived through are biographically documented. Paracelsus wrote that he has also been in Transylvania.. Although no official report appeared yet to confirm his presence in Transylvania, his person left tracks in the thesaurus legends. But why do 30 years of his life lie in the dark? What can we necessary generally say about the relation of Paracelsus with Transylvania? Which new attempts are to bring light in the biography of this personality? To all these questions in the article the author tries to find answers

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 147-157
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: German