Aleister Crowley

1875 - 1947

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Aleister Crowley (; born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, 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 10,461,533 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Aleister Crowley is the 6th most popular occultist (up from 205th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 130th 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 9Before him are Nostradamus, Rajneesh, Grigori Rasputin, Baba Vanga, and John Dee. After him are Count of St. Germain, Helena Blavatsky, Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and Allan Kardec.

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Among people born in 1875, Aleister Crowley ranks 11Before him are Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Ferdinand Porsche, Gerd von Rundstedt, Jeanne Calment, and Mileva Marić. After him are Ibn Saud, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Vallabhbhai Patel, and Fritz Kreisler. Among people deceased in 1947, Aleister Crowley ranks 6Before him are Max Planck, Henry Ford, Al Capone, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and Rudolf Höss. After him are Philipp Lenard, Kurt Lewin, Christian X of Denmark, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, and Raoul Wallenberg.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Aleister Crowley ranks 135 out of 6,924Before him are Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Elizabeth of York (1466), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), James II of England (1633), and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823). After him are Neville Chamberlain (1869), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Judi Dench (1934), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), and Brian May (1947).

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), Alice Bailey (1880), Robert Fludd (1574), Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854), Michael Scot (1175), Elias Ashmole (1617), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Dion Fortune (1890), and Israel Regardie (1907).