Sabellicus, Georgius (ca. 1490)
A magician who lived about the same time as the legendary
necromancer Faust, at the end of the fifteenth century. Sabellicus’s
chief claim to fame as a sorcerer rests on his own wide
and arrogant advertisement of his skill in necromancy. He
styled himself ‘‘The most accomplished Georgius Sabellicus, a
second Faustus, the spring and centre of necromantic art, an
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astrologer, a magician, consummate in chiromancy, and in
agromancy, pyromancy and hydromancy inferior to none that
ever lived.’’ However, no proof is forthcoming that he ever substantiated
these claims.