Baba Vanga

1911 - 1996

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Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova (née Dimitrova; Bulgarian: Вангелия Пандева Гущерова née Димитровa; 3 October 1911 – 11 August 1996), commonly known as Baba Vanga (Bulgarian: Баба Ванга, lit. 'Grandma Vanga'), was a Macedonian Bulgarian mystic, clairvoyant, and herbalist.Blind since early childhood, Gushterova spent most of her life in the Rupite area in the Kozhuh mountains in Bulgaria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baba Vanga has received more than 3,851,740 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Baba Vanga is the 4th most popular occultist (up from 5th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from North Macedonia (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Macedonian Occultist.

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Among occultists, Baba Vanga ranks 4 out of 9. Before her are Nostradamus, Rajneesh, and Grigori Rasputin. After her are John Dee, Aleister Crowley, Count of St. Germain, Helena Blavatsky, Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and Allan Kardec.

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Among people born in 1911, Baba Vanga ranks 2Before her is Ronald Reagan. After her are Josef Mengele, Konstantin Chernenko, Naguib Mahfouz, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Nino Rota, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, and William Golding. Among people deceased in 1996, Baba Vanga ranks 1After her are François Mitterrand, Marcello Mastroianni, Tupac Shakur, Carl Sagan, Thomas Kuhn, Marguerite Duras, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Ella Fitzgerald, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Joseph Brodsky, and René Lacoste.

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In North Macedonia

Among people born in North Macedonia, Baba Vanga ranks 3 out of 107. Before her are Justinian I (482) and Mother Teresa (1910). After her are Justin I (450), Nexhmije Hoxha (1921), Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635), Theodahad (480), Kiro Gligorov (1917), Esma Redžepova (1943), Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha (1637), Dragoslav Šekularac (1937), and Ljubiša Samardžić (1936).

Among OCCULTISTS In North Macedonia

Among occultists born in North Macedonia, Baba Vanga ranks 1