Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Culpeper, Nicholas, herbalist and astrologist, was born in London in 1616, and studied at Cambridge. In 1640, after serving as apprentice to an apothecary in Bishopsgate, he opened an establishment in Spitalfields as an astrologer. During the Civil war he sided with Parliament, and in 1649 incurred the enmity of the medical faculty by his publication of a Physical Directory, or a Translation of the London Dispensatory. Numerous works are attributed to Culpeper, but their authenticity is doubtful. He died in 1653-4.