Dee, Arthur

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Dee, Arthur Gender: M
born on 13 July 1579 Jul.Cal. (23 July 1579 greg.) at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Mortlake (London), England, 51n28, 0w16
Timezone LMT m0w16 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 29°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°58 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°11'


English physician and alchemist, the eldest son of Dr John Dee. During his childhood he accompanied his father in travels through Germany, Poland, and Bohemia.

Settling in London with the intention of practising 'physic' (medicine) he exhibited at the door of his house a list of medicines which were said to be certain cures for many diseases.

Through the recommendation of James I he was appointed one of the physicians to the Tsar Michael I of Russia. He remained in Russia for about fourteen years, principally at Moscow. There he wrote his Fasciculus Chemicus, a collection of writings on alchemy.

Returning to England upon the death of his wife in 1637, Dee became physician to King Charles I. Upon his retirement Arthur Dee resided in Norwich, where he became a friend of Sir Thomas Browne. Arthur Dee died in September or October 1651, in Norwich.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Charles I, King (born 19 November 1600 Jul.Cal. (29 Nov 1600 greg.)). Notes: Personal physician
  • child->parent relationship with Dee, Jane (born 22 April 1555 Jul.Cal. (2 May 1555 greg.))
  • child->parent relationship with Dee, John (born 13 July 1527 Jul.Cal. (23 July 1527 greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Dee, Francys (born 1 January 1592 (greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Dee, Katherine (born 7 June 1581 Jul.Cal. (17 June 1581 greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Dee, Margaret (born 2 August 1595 Jul.Cal. (12 Aug 1595 greg.))


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1651

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites one of his father John Dee's surviving diaries (others survive only as copied by Elias Ashmole) quoted in "Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800" by Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift (Oxford University Press, 2009):

"Arthurus Dee... was born towards hor. 4 min 30 or min. 25, just as the sun was rising, according to my calculations. After 10 of the clock this night my wife's father Mr Fromonds was speechless: and died on Tuesday [the next day] at 4 of the clock in the morning. (13 July 1579)."


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Physician to Tsar Michael I of Russia and King Charles I)
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Alchemist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Metaphysics/ Parapsychology (Alchemy)