HFM 051 | History’s Greatest Alchemists, Part 3: Ge Hong (283-343) The Chinese Polymath Who Sought Immortality, with Travis Dow of the History of Alchemy Podcast

January 6, 2014


In this third part of our series on history’s greatest alchemists, we step out of Europe and the Middle East and explore the life of Ge Hong, a government official best known for his interest in Daoism, alchemy, and attempts at immortality. Did he stumble onto the recipe for limitless life?

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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