Top 10 Historical Figures from Renaissance
The Top Ten
Paracelsus was a founder of the German renaissance, and one of the first modern practitioners of chemistry and alchemy. An avid critic of the dogmatic church, Paracelsus was determined to learn about ancient Pagan medical practices and find for himself which ones actually worked. He is a founder of modern science and one of the first figures in modern European history to clearly distinguish his lifestyle from the laws of the Catholic Church.