Anton LaVey

1930 - 1997

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Anton Szandor LaVey (born Howard Stanton Levey; April 11, 1930 – October 29, 1997) was an American author, musician, and Satanist. He was the founder of the Church of Satan and the religion of Satanism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton LaVey has received more than 4,895,068 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Anton LaVey is the 10th most popular occultist, the 327th most popular biography from United States (down from 320th in 2019) and the most popular Occultist.

Anton LaVey is most famous for founding the Church of Satan in 1966. He authored the Satanic Bible and the Satanic Rituals, and he was the High Priest of the Church of Satan until his death in 1997.

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Among occultists, Anton LaVey ranks 10 out of 37Before him are Baba Vanga, John Dee, Helena Blavatsky, Count of St. Germain, Aleister Crowley, and Alessandro Cagliostro. After him are Allan Kardec, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Éliphas Lévi, Joachim of Fiore, Edgar Cayce, and Gérard Encausse.

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Among people born in 1930, Anton LaVey ranks 21Before him are Buzz Aldrin, Mobutu Sese Seko, Baudouin of Belgium, Gene Hackman, Salvatore Riina, and Silvana Mangano. After him are Richard Harris, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pete Conrad, Philippe Noiret, Maximilian Schell, and Ion Iliescu. Among people deceased in 1997, Anton LaVey ranks 12Before him are Viktor Frankl, Jeanne Calment, Gianni Versace, Toshiro Mifune, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Victor Vasarely. After him are Paulo Freire, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Bohumil Hrabal, The Notorious B.I.G., Hans Eysenck, and Isaiah Berlin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anton LaVey ranks 327 out of 18,182Before him are Barbara McClintock (1902), James Buchanan (1791), Carl David Anderson (1905), O. Henry (1862), Barry Barish (1936), and O. J. Simpson (1947). After him are Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Clinton Davisson (1881), Michael Porter (1947), Man Ray (1890), Herman Hollerith (1860), and Sandra Bullock (1964).

Among OCCULTISTS In United States

Among occultists born in United States, Anton LaVey ranks 1After him are Edgar Cayce (1877) and A. E. Waite (1857).