16th Century Archive

  • Sir Edward Kelley or Kelly, also known as Edward Talbot (August 11, 1555 – November 1, 1597) was an ambiguous figure in English Renaissance occultism and self-declared spirit medium who […]

    Edward Kelley

    Sir Edward Kelley or Kelly, also known as Edward Talbot (August 11, 1555 – November 1, 1597) was an ambiguous figure in English Renaissance occultism and self-declared spirit medium who […]

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  • Biography His father, Roderigo de Tordesillas, and his mother, Agnes de Herrera, were both of good family. After studying for some time in his native country, Herrera proceeded to Italy, […]

    Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas

    Biography His father, Roderigo de Tordesillas, and his mother, Agnes de Herrera, were both of good family. After studying for some time in his native country, Herrera proceeded to Italy, […]

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  • 131 The Dieppe maps are a series of world maps produced in Dieppe, France, in the 1540s, 1550s and 1560s. They are large hand-produced maps, commissioned for wealthy and royal […]

    Dieppe Maps

    131 The Dieppe maps are a series of world maps produced in Dieppe, France, in the 1540s, 1550s and 1560s. They are large hand-produced maps, commissioned for wealthy and royal […]

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  • 117 John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of […]

    John Dee

    117 John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of […]

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