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About John Dee
John Dee was a very popular figure during the reign of Elizabeth I. During that period, he worked as an advisor to the Queen and was also made a court astronomer. The renowned teacher, astronomer, and occultist was credited with coining the word “British Empire”, after he advised Her Majesty to establish English territories in different parts of the world.
He was also a well-known author whose Hermetic work titled “Monas Hieroglyphica” is considered as one of the most popular esoteric symbols in history.
His parents, Johanna and Rowland Dee played a huge role in the development of his career. He married twice. He gave birth to eight children with Jane Fromond, his second wife. His children include Rowland, Frances, and Arthur.
He began his formal education at the then Chelmsford Chantry School, before moving to St John's College, Cambridge at the age of 15 years. He also studied at Louvain University.
He was arrested in 1555 and was charged with treason against Queen Mary.
Some of the books that he wrote were entitled “On the Mystical Rule of the Seven Planets” and “The Mathematicall Praeface to the Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara”.
His life inspired Damon Albarn’s 2011 work titled “Dr Dee: An English Opera”.
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F.A.Q. about John Dee
When is his birthday?
John Dee's birthday is on July 13, 1527.
In how many days is his birthday?
John's birthday is in 138 days
How old was John when he died?
He was 82 years old.
When did he die?
He died in 1609.
How old would he be today?
John Dee would be 496 years old if he was alive today.
Where was John from?
He was born in London, UK.