Paracelsus' tomb

The tomb of Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, the celebrated Paracelsus, can be found in the entrance passage to the cemetery attached to St. Sebastian Church, in Salzburg (Linzer Gasse, 41).


This English translation of the Latin inscriptions on the monument is given in a nearby label: "Here are the effigy and the bones of Philippus Theophrastus Paracelsus, who has won such fame in all the world through his alchemy; until they are again clad in flesh. When this Church was repaired in 1752 they were lifted from their mouldering grave and interred at this spot. Here lies Philippus Theophrastus, Doctor of Medicine of great renown, whose art most wonderfully healed even the most terrible wounds, leprosy, podagra, dropsy, and other seemingly incurable diseases; and who honoured himself by having all his possessions distributed among the poor. He passed from life to death on September 24 of the year 1541".

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (August 2016)

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