Quotes by Athanasius Kircher

About Athanasius Kircher:

Athanasius Kircher was a 17th-century German Jesuit scholar and polymath who published around 40 major works, most notably in the fields of comparative religion, geology, and medicine. Kircher has been compared to fellow Jesuit Roger Boscovich and to Leonardo da Vinci for his enormous range of interests, and has been honored with the title "Master of a Hundred Arts". A resurgence of interest in Kircher has occurred within the scholarly community in recent decades.

Author Bio

  • NameAthanasius Kircher
  • DescriptionJesuit scholar
  • BornMay 12, 1602
  • DiedNovember 28, 1680
  • CountryHoly Roman Empire
  • ProfessionLinguist; Mathematician; Egyptologist; Musicologist; Music Theorist; Polymath; Inventor; Catholic Priest; Astronomer; Evolutionary Biologist