Roger Bacon, a 13th century Franciscan Friar, who is considered one of the earliest proponents of the scientific method, is considered the first real European alchemist. (Prior to Bacon, there was some exploration of alchemical theory and ideas, but no real practitioners.) He was primarily interested in the elixir of life and some form of ingestible gold which would prolong life. Bacon's writings on alchemy were used by many other practitioners well into the 19th century.

Roger Bacon, a 13th century Franciscan Friar, who is considered one of the earliest proponents of the scientific method, is considered the first real European alchemist. (Prior to Bacon, there was some exploration of alchemical theory and ideas, but no real practitioners.) He was primarily interested in the elixir of life and some form of ingestible gold which would prolong life. Bacon's writings on alchemy were used by many other practitioners well into the 19th century.

Roger Bacon (c. 1214–1294) – Franciscan friar, made significant contributions to mathematics and optics, has been described as a forerunner of modern scientific method

Roger Bacon (c. 1214–1294) – Franciscan friar, made significant contributions to mathematics and optics, has been described as a forerunner of modern scientific method

Roger Bacon's circular diagrams relating to the scientific study of optics

Roger Bacon's circular diagrams relating to the scientific study of optics

In 13th-century England Roger Bacon described the use of a camera obscura for the safe observation of solar eclipses, exactly because the viewer looks at the projected image and not the sun itself.

In 13th-century England Roger Bacon described the use of a camera obscura for the safe observation of solar eclipses, exactly because the viewer looks at the projected image and not the sun itself.

Roger Bacon's circular diagrams relating to the scientific study of optics. By Roger Bacon also Saint Germaine, late 13th Century.

Roger Bacon's circular diagrams relating to the scientific study of optics. By Roger Bacon also Saint Germaine, late 13th Century.

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