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Basil Valentine

Basil Valentine, was a German alchemist of the 15th century, he is said to have been a Benedictine monk at Erfurt, and is reckoned the father of analytical chemistry.[1]


  1. Nuttall Encyclopedia of General Knowledge, article on Valentine, Basil originally published in 1907 written by Reverend James Wood