Johann Joachim Becher

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Johann Becher
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Born6 May 1635
DiedOctober 1682 (1682-11) (aged 47)
Known forPhlogiston theory
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, alchemy
InfluencedGeorg Ernst Stahl

Johann Joachim Becher (German: [ˈbɛçɐ]; 6 May 1635 – October 1682) was a German physician, and alchemist, best known for his development of the phlogiston theory of combustion, and his advancement of Austrian cameralism.[1]

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  1. Smith, Pamela H. (2016). The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691173238, p. 40/41; see also: 'The Emperor's Mercantile Alchemist' in: Greenberg, Arthur (2006) - From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story. Hoboken N.J. : John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978 0 470 08523 3. p. 231f. Chisholm writes in the 11th. ed. of the Encyclopædia Britannica that Becher “published an edition of Salzthal’s Tractatus de lapide trismegisto.”