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John Thornborough

John Thornborough (1551-1641) was an English bishop.

In a long ecclesiastical career, he was employed as a chaplain by the earl of Pembroke, and Elizabeth I of England. He was bishop of Limerick in 1593, bishop of Bristol in 1603, and bishop of Worcester from 1617.[1]

He wrote an alchemical book, Lithotheorikos of 1621.[2] He is known to have employed Simon Forman.[3]


  1. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ Lithotheorikos, sive, Nihil, aliquid, omnia, antiquorum sapientum vivis coloribus depicta.
  3. ^ PDF, p. 31.
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