Person record: KIRCHER, Athanasius  (1602-1680)

Basic biographical summary of this person
NameAthanasius KIRCHER
Relevance of this personpriest and author of works referring to magic lantern 
Main period of activityN/A
1602born atunknown location
1680~77died atunknown location
(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 152-153

Willem Tebra, Book review: Magie lumineuse in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 12

T.C. Hepworth and J.H. Pepper (comp. Tony Dugdale), A brief history of the lantern in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 4

Tony Dugdale, Editorial in NMLJ 2.1 (January 1981), p. 1

Honore Bostel, The magic lantern: a children's toy in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 10

Willem Tebra, The magic lantern of Giovanni da Fontana in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 11

* Willem Wagenaar, The origins of the lantern: the true inventor of the magic lantern -- Kircher, Walgenstein or Huygens? in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980), pp. 10-12

Jacques Ozanam (trans. Charles Hutton), Problems in optics in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980), p. 2

W. Montague and Ron Morris, Victorian youth and the magic lantern in NMLJ 2.1 (January 1981), p. 2

Lucerna ID no. 6003609Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016