Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680)

ATHANASIUS KIRCHER (1602-1680) A Jesuit scholar, professor. He was born in Geisa in Germany, and took his vows as a member of the Society of Jesus at Paderborn in 1620. In 1630 Kircher became a professor of philosophy, mathematics, and Oriental languages at Wurzburg. He produced the first Coptic grammar and lexicon in a Western …

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