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TIL, well in that case she should have just kept the title. I always thought it was a little odd calling it a philosopher’s stone considering Nicolas Flamel was (according to Rowling) an alchemist and a wizard. Nobody was called a *sorcerer*…..
Today I also learned that Nicolas Flamel was based on a [real person](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Flamel)
Edit: And here’s [a series of books](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secrets_of_the_Immortal_Nicholas_Flamel) with him as the main character
Edit 2: Someone should make a website (if they haven’t already) where they take references from fantasy books (LoTR, Harry Potter, etc.) and make notes as to any *real* historical references. There’s soooo much fake history/lore in these types of books that I always just assume it’s all made up. But I’m pleasantly surprised when it isn’t.