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Historical figures who tried to solve the mystery of immortality. Photo

Исторические личности, пытавшиеся разгадать тайну бессмертия. ФотоImmortality beckoned always.

In an attempt to avoid the inevitable fate of someone comforted by the existence of life beyond the grave, and someone tried to extend the days of his earthly life. Japanese monks without fear mummified their bodies, hoping to gain eternal life. At the same time, the European alchemists spare no effort worked on the elixir of immortality, and even in the revolutionary flames of the Russian scientists attempted to extract the secret of longevity. You’re faced with real people who, according to rumors, could really get close to the most frightening secret in the world.

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Alexander Bogdanov

This Russian scientist was one of the leading ideologists of socialism. He is strong friends with Lenin, founded the Institute of blood transfusion, and was able in 1912 to anticipate the emergence of Cybernetics. Bogdanov invented and developed the theory of rejuvenation through blood transfusion, is very well adopted by revolutionary Russia. The scientist experimented on himself and died during the eleventh transfusion from exclusion of blood.

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Albert Magnus

Magnus is considered one of the great German philosophers and theologians of the middle ages. Naturally, he pursued alchemy — at the time this science was interested in all educated people. Albert Magnus has lived for 80 years, that for 1200 years it was a real record. In addition, according to the legend, albert was the first alchemist who managed the process of transmutation of gold from other materials. Then he discovered the philosopher’s stone and passed it to his pupil Thomas Aquinas.

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Diane de Poitiers

Mistress of king Henry II tried to extend the youth a strange drink from the melted gold and mercury. In fact, the beauty of Diana rather was based on her exercise (she is not a day spent without a horse hunt and swim in the lake) and genetic luck. However, lived this king’s consort long enough and died, only 66 years old, broke his leg out hunting.

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Qin Shi Huang

Qin Shi Huang was the first ruler of a unified China and the first who began to magnify the Emperor. During his reign was built the Great wall of China, built the famous Terracotta army and staged a national system of roads. In addition, Qin Shi Huang was the first to strive to gain eternal life. Desperate to find immortality, he sent several ships in search of the mythical island of Penglai for the elixir of life. The Emperor did not wait the return of their servants — Qin Shi Huang destroyed themselves fashionable at the time “pills of immortality”, which was composed of mercury.

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Isaac Newton

One of the most influential scientists of all time lived in a world where science is easily interacted with magic and alchemy. The great physicist has devoted the entire second half of life work finding the elixir of immortality and the philosopher’s stone. The strange thing is that one day Isaac Newton himself had set fire to his workshop and forbidden to extinguish the building. It is assumed that the scientist has found the required materials, but found them too dangerous for humankind.

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Richard Capri

Frenchman Richard Capri “revealed” his true identity only in the 70-ies of the last century. On the main national channel this strange man said that is none other than the immortal count of St. Germain. Until 1981 “count” remained the lover of the famous singer Dalida, and then went missing.

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Count Saint-Germain

And of course we could not mention the count Saint-Germain. No one knows exactly when he was born this strange French nobleman. The count was very rich, spoke all European and three Arabic languages, studied philosophy and almost never slept. Saint-Germain enjoyed the favor of the king and not be afraid to spend numerous alchemical experiments. In 1784 the Comte faked his death and disappeared. The fact that it was a hoax confirmed by numerous witnesses who saw a week after the death of Saint-Germain ascended the ramp of his own ship at Boulogne.

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