Athanasius Kircher
Athanasius Kircher
Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany
Religion: Catholicism
Date of Birth: 1602
Date of Death: 1680
Cause of Death: Natual Causes
Occupation: Scholar
Affiliations: Society of Jesus
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1634: The Bavarian Crisis
1634: The Galileo Affair
Grantville Gazette VII
Grantville Gazette XXXV
Type of Appearance: Direct
Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680) (sometimes erroneously spelled Kirchner) was a 17th century German Jesuit scholar who published around 40 works, most notably in the fields of oriental studies, geology, and medicine. Kircher has been compared to fellow Jesuit Roger Boscovich and to Leonardo da Vinci for his enormous range of interests, and has been honored with the title "master of a hundred arts".

Athanasius Kircher in 1632Edit

Athanasius Kircher became the head priest at Saint Mary's Parish in January 1633, acting as a substitute for Father Lawrence Mazzare. During the Bavarian crisis, he helped the English ladies establish a secular Jesuit order.