Aleister Crowley

1875 - 1947

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Aleister Crowley ( AL-ist-ər KROH-lee; born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, philosopher, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aleister Crowley has received more than 14,761,279 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Aleister Crowley is the 6th most popular occultist (up from 7th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 160th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Occultist.

Aleister Crowley was a British occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, which became adopted by the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) as well as the magical order Argenteum Astrum, the Order of the Silver Star. He was also a highly controversial member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was known by the magical name of Frater Perdurabo.

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Among occultists, Aleister Crowley ranks 6 out of 41Before him are Nostradamus, Grigori Rasputin, John Dee, Baba Vanga, and Helena Blavatsky. After him are Count of St. Germain, Alessandro Cagliostro, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Allan Kardec, Éliphas Lévi, and Joachim of Fiore.

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Among people born in 1875, Aleister Crowley ranks 13Before him are Ferdinand Porsche, Mileva Marić, Syngman Rhee, Gerd von Rundstedt, Jeanne Calment, and Albert I of Belgium. After him are Mikhail Kalinin, Vallabhbhai Patel, Gilbert N. Lewis, Henry Hallett Dale, John Buchan, and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. Among people deceased in 1947, Aleister Crowley ranks 9Before him are Al Capone, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Philipp Lenard, Christian X of Denmark, Rudolf Höss, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten. After him are Kurt Lewin, George II of Greece, Jozef Tiso, Victor Horta, Raoul Wallenberg, and Alfred North Whitehead.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Aleister Crowley ranks 179 out of 8,785Before him are Guy Fawkes (1570), John Milton (1608), George Best (1946), Edward Smith (1850), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), and Boudica (33). After him are Humphry Davy (1778), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Elizabeth of York (1466), Henry III of England (1207), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and Peter O'Toole (1932).

Among OCCULTISTS In United Kingdom

Among occultists born in United Kingdom, Aleister Crowley ranks 2Before him are John Dee (1527). After him are Edward Kelley (1555), Robert Fludd (1574), Michael Scot (1175), Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854), Alice Bailey (1880), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Elias Ashmole (1617), Dion Fortune (1890), and Israel Regardie (1907).