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VMs: Re: Voynich & Baresch, boring(?) historical detals
--- "Rafal T. Prinke" <rafalp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Rene Zandbergen wrote:
>> The above is clearly derived from Marci's book
>> 'Philosophia Vetus Restituta'. (Note, that, since
>> it was written in 1662 and Marci discussed with
>> Baresch 40 years before, B must have died after
> But he was certainly alive still in 1639 and 1640
> (letters by himself and Marci, respectively [...]
> So the death of Baresch (and inheritance of the
> VMS by Marci) can now be dated to between 1640
> and 1662.
Even after 1641, see letter 3 of 12 January, where
Baresch is mentioned in the same breath as Santinus(!)
But evidently, Voynich did not know this.
Now Baresch' birth should therefore be dated between
1571 and 1592 (compare de Tepenecz 1575 and
Marci 1595) but the latter date is too high since he
went to the Sapienza in 1605. A life span of
1585 - 1655 cannot be more than 5 years off the
mark, in my opinion. The Kircher letters could still
tell us more (maybe there is a letter mentioning his
death) since there is also still that strange remark
Fletcher about Baresch' visit to Kircher.
A connection between Baresch and Jacobus is still
not found. Both were interested in alchemy, and
Jacobus was active in the Smichov gardens of the
Jesuits at the time of interest. Also, (but this is
probably a coincidence), while Marci was visiting
the Jesuit school in Jindrichuv Hradec (Neuhaus),
Jacobus was responsible for the school administration.
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