Name: Etteilla (a pseudonym for
Jean-Baptiste Alliette, Etteilla is the reverse of his surname Alliette).
- Son(s): None
Principal Activity or Occupation(s):
- Seed Merchant
- Formal education appears limited due to the writing style used in his
Teachers and Mentors:
- His father's trade was in concocting restoratifs for the chronically ill. He
cookd up broths and tonic salads, "heating" and "cooling" ingredients purported to to correct every imbalance
of the four humors. This, with an instinctive belief in Astrology and portents of his social class may have
laid the foundation for Etteilla's concerns with the occult in later life.
- Court de Gébelin