Johann Valentin Andreae

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Johann Valentin Andreae AKA Christian Rosenkreuz see Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA CosmoXenus, the Stranger

Germany 1586 – 1654


Comments: perhaps the first Rosicrucian ; Alchemy; ? Freemason ?; reputed to be the creator of certain Masonic Rites;


Teachers: Dr. John Dee; Francis Bacon, Tommaso Campanella; Vitruvius ; Tobias Hess; Valentin Weigel; Julius Sperber; Daniel Mogling; Friedrich Grick; Menippus; Giacomo Aconcio of Spain; Sebastian Franck;

Students: Alchemist Michael Maier (1568–1622) of Germany; Robert Fludd (1574–1637), some of whose published illustrations he used; Elias Ashmole (1617–1692) of England; Teophilus Schweighardt Constantiens; Gotthardus Arthusius; Julius Sperber; Henricus Madathanus; Gabriel Naudé; Thomas Vaughan; Georg von Welling (1719); Christoph Welling, (1608) ; Hermann Fictuld in 1749; Stanislas de Guaita; Joséphin Péladan; Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Frederick Hockley; Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Franz Hartmann, Papus; William Backhouse, Carl Kellner, Theodor Reuss, John Yarker; Oswald Wirth; Saint-Yves d'Alveydre; P. B. Randolph; R. Swinburne Clymer (1922–1966); Harvey H. Spencer Lewis; Max Heindel; C.C. Zain; Max Theon; Hargrave Jenning; Peter Davidson; Thomas Burgoyne; Eliphas Levi; Papus; Daniel Cramer aka Daniel Candidus, 1568 –1637, author of Emblemata Sacra aka The Rosicrucian Emblems, 1617; Princess Antonia , daughter of Duke Eberhard of Wurtemberg, who drew an early Tree of Life or ‘Diagrams to the Sephiroth” aka Unterschiedlicher Riss zu Sephiroth, 1613 – 1679;Johann Premier of Austria;



Friends: Christoph Besold; Johann Besold; Johann Offenburg; Sylvester Brunschweig; Johann Winter; Peter Falk; Chrstoph Georg; Ake and Thure Axel from Sweden; Abraham Holzol; Wilhelm von der Wense; King Gustavus Adolphus; Matthias Hafenreffer;

Enemies: Casper Bucher; Andrew Marvell; Samuel Butler; Merc Causaubon; John Heydon;

Organizations: Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft ("Fruitbearing Society"); Christliche Gottliebende Gesellschaft ("Christian God-loving Society");

Author: Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz Anno 1459, published anonymously (1616) Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio (Beschreibung des Staates Christenstadt) (1619) Description of the Republic of Christianopolis (1619); Peregrini in patria errores (1618); An Image of Christian Society, 1620; Book of Ten on Mathematical Collections, 1614; A Monument to Mathematics, 1619; De Christiani Cosmoxeni genitura iudicium, 1615 (Observations on the Horoscope of the Stranger /World Traveler; probably author of Theca gladii spiritus, by his teacher Tobias Hess; Tobiae Hessi viri incomparabilis immortalitas, 1619; The 24 struggles of the Christian Hercules; Three books of Christian Mythologies, 1619; The Tower of Babel, or the CHAOS of those who judged the Brotherhood of the Rosicrucians, 1619; Treatise on the curse of Curiosity intended by the amateurs of singularity, 1620; Menippus or 100 insane satirical dialogues mirroring ourselves, 1618;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Valentin_Andreae