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Arnaud de Villeneuve

Portrait of Arnaldus de Villanova The famous scholastic doctor and scholar Arnaldus de Villanova, also from Arnaud de Villeneuve or Arnold von Villanova (1240-1311), was a professor of medicine at the university Montpellier in today Languedoc (France). He was one of the most influential and important doctors of his time and was an alchemist with a reputation as a gold maker. Popes such as Boniface VIII (1235-1303) and kings like Frederick II (1272-1337) claimed his medical services. When he traveled to Pope Clement V (around 1250-1314) on behalf of the latter, he died in a ship accident. He worked intensively on the medicinal properties of wine and its positive effects on wine health, Its strong from the Greek doctor Galen (129-216) influenced work...

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