Knorr von Rosenroth, Christian (1636–1689)
German alchemist and mystic who edited kabalistic works
under the title Kabbala Denudata (1677, 1684). This book includes
three fragments from the book Zohar with extensive
commentary, as well as treatises by Isaac Luria, founder of a kabalistic
sect in the sixteenth century, and the Treatise on the Soul,
by Moses Cordovero. Rosenroth translated these Hebrew works
into Latin and thus made them available to non-Jewish readers.
An English translation of Kabbala Denudata was published by S.
L. MacGregor Mathers in 1887. (See also Kabala)