The New Student's Reference Work/Valentine, Basil
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Val′entine, Basil, a celebrated German alchemist of whom so little is known that it is even disputed whether he lived in the 12th or in the i3th century. It has been maintained that "he was a monk of the order of St. Benedict in St. Peter's convent at Erfurt; but his name does not appear on the Erfurt list nor on the general lists at Rome. His works were mostly written in the old Upper-Saxon dialect, and were not printed until 1602, after which many of them were published in the form of French translations.