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a disciple of Albertus Magnus

The first such disciple of Albertus Magnus was his student Thomas Aquinas, who was the greatest medieval systematizer of knowledge in the Aristotelian mode of division and subdivision and by no means a proselytizer for alchemy. Albertus Magnus, it should be noted, was for a time the bishop of Regensburg, the nearest principal medieval city on the Danube to the north of Ingolstadt, the university city to which Victor travels in the next chapter (1.2.3). Though he attributes the choice of university to his parents (1.2.1), perhaps Victor's sense of discipleship to the bishop contributed to his acquiescence.