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Aleister Crowley

1875 - 1947

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Aleister Crowley (; 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 12,652,037 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Aleister Crowley is the 8th most popular occultist (down from 6th in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 134th 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 8 out of 37Before him are Grigori Rasputin, Rajneesh, Baba Vanga, John Dee, Helena Blavatsky, and Count of St. Germain. After him are Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Allan Kardec, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Éliphas Lévi, and Joachim of Fiore.

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Among people born in 1875, Aleister Crowley ranks 12Before him are Ferdinand Porsche, Jeanne Calment, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, Syngman Rhee, and Mileva Marić. After him are Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, Marie of Romania, Vallabhbhai Patel, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Gilbert N. Lewis. 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 Kurt Lewin, Philipp Lenard, Christian X of Denmark, Jozef Tiso, Victor Horta, and George II of Greece.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Aleister Crowley ranks 160 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), Ringo Starr (1940), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Saint Patrick (385), and Mark Knopfler (1949). After him are Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Judi Dench (1934), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Eric Clapton (1945), Terry Pratchett (1948), and Charlotte Rampling (1946).

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