Life[ edit ] Agrippa was born in Nettesheim, near Cologne on 14 September to a family of middle nobility. Agrippa was for some time in the service of Maximilian I , probably as a soldier in Italy, but devoted his time mainly to the study of the occult sciences and to problematic theological legal questions, which exposed him to various persecutions through life, usually in the mode described above: He would be privately denounced for one sort of heresy or another. He would only reply with venom considerably later Nauert demonstrates this pattern effectively. No evidence exists that Agrippa was seriously accused, much less persecuted, for his interest in or practice of magical or occult arts during his lifetime, although it was known he argued against the persecution of witches.
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Agrippa von Nettesheim Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim — was a controversial theologian, physician, and philosopher from Cologne. Agrippa was born in in the city of Nettesheim Cologne. He studied at the University of Cologne from to , graduating with an M. There are also claims that Agrippa had belonged to a secret society devoted to the occult sometime after Agrippa travelled widely within Europe in his lifetime: he lived in Italy from until , and later in a variety of cities within the Holy Roman Empire and France.
A prolific writer, he is best known for De incertitudine et vanitate scientiarum atque artium, atque excellentia verbi Dei declamatio [Declamation on the uncertainty and Vanity of the Sciences and the Arts, and on the Excellence of the Word of God], published in , and De occulta philosophia libri tres [Three Books of Occult Philosophy].
In this work, dedicated to Margaret of Austria, Agrippa proposed that women and men were fundamentally equal and that they were treated differently because of social conditioning, differences in education and the hegemony of men.
The text was very influential at the time: it was translated into four languages French, Italian, English, and German and was also plagiarized.
Agrippa died under obscure circumstances in in Grenoble. After his death, many rumours circulated about Agrippa, including one that alleged that his dog was actually the Devil incarnate.
Sources Lehrich, Christopher I. Leiden; Boston: Brill, Rabil, Albert Jr. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim
Tygorisar She studies Agrippa as well as other occult heavyweights. Agrippa agrppa Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius? Agrippa was born in Nettesheim, near Cologne on 14 September to a family of middle nobility. According to his student Johann Weyerin the book De praestigiis daemonumAgrippa died in Grenoblein No evidence exists that Agrippa was seriously accused, much less persecuted, for his interest in or practice of magical or occult arts during his lifetime, although it was known he argued against the persecution of witches.
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