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 occultist. 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 4,478,501 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Anton LaVey is the 10th most popular occultist (up from 383rd in 2019), the 320th most popular biography from United States (up from 330th in 2019) and the most popular American 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 9Before him are Baba Vanga, John Dee, Aleister Crowley, Count of St. Germain, Helena Blavatsky, and Alessandro Cagliostro. After him are Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Allan Kardec, Edgar Cayce, Joachim of Fiore, Éliphas Lévi, and Edward Kelley.

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Among people born in 1930, Anton LaVey ranks 23Before him are Salvatore Riina, Gene Hackman, Baudouin of Belgium, Philippe Noiret, Richard Harris, and Jean-Louis Trintignant. After him are Pete Conrad, Tu Youyou, Ion Iliescu, Bernie Ecclestone, Claude Chabrol, and Maximilian Schell. Among people deceased in 1997, Anton LaVey ranks 13Before him are Jeanne Calment, Toshiro Mifune, Gianni Versace, Victor Vasarely, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Roy Lichtenstein. After him are Hans Eysenck, Sviatoslav Richter, Paulo Freire, The Notorious B.I.G., William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anton LaVey ranks 320 out of 15,968Before him are Brian Wilson (1942), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Herman Hollerith (1860), James Madison (1751), and Henry James (1843). After him are Edwin McMillan (1907), Ben Affleck (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Zachary Taylor (1784), Paul Simon (1941), and Grover Cleveland (1837).

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).