RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Billy Meier

1937 - Today

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Eduard Albert Meier, commonly nicknamed "Billy", is the founder of a UFO religion called the "Freie Interessengemeinschaft für Grenz- und Geisteswissenschaften und Ufologiestudien" (Free Community of Interests for the Border and Spiritual Sciences and Ufological Studies) and alleged contactee whose UFO photographs are claimed to show alien spacecraft. Meier claims to be in regular contact with extraterrestrial beings he calls the Plejaren. He also presented other material during the 1970s such as metal samples, sound recordings and film footage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Meier has received more than 683,033 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Billy Meier is the 1,075th most popular religious figure (up from 1,172nd in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swiss Religious Figure.

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  • 24

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  • 5.02

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  • 2.57

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Billy Meier ranks 1,075 out of 2,272Before him are Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni, Edith Cavell, Francesco Barberini, Blandina, Sasan, and Antipope Sylvester IV. After him are Jeanne Guyon, Adam Stefan Sapieha, Geert Groote, Jean Calas, Henry of Latvia, and Isidore of Pelusium.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1937, Billy Meier ranks 98Before him are Keizō Obuchi, Anatoly Sobchak, Hélène Cixous, Bruce McCandless II, Robert Gallo, and Ryutaro Hashimoto. After him are Hibari Misora, Boris Pugo, Baden Powell, Rifaat al-Assad, Steven Berkoff, and Jean-Pierre Beltoise.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Billy Meier ranks 154 out of 749Before him are Jacques Dubochet (1942), Jean-Robert Argand (1768), Micheline Calmy-Rey (1945), Carlo Fontana (1638), Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695), and Notker the Stammerer (840). After him are Hugo Koblet (1925), Jacques Charles François Sturm (1803), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Isabelle Eberhardt (1877), Théophile Steinlen (1859), and Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (1274).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Switzerland

Among religious figures born in Switzerland, Billy Meier ranks 9Before him are Brother Roger (1915), Nicholas of Flüe (1417), Anna Göldi (1734), Heinrich Bullinger (1504), Jacob Sprenger (1435), and Ulrich of Augsburg (890). After him are Jakob Ammann (1644), Daniel Peter (1836), Georges Cottier (1922), Maurice Bavaud (1916), Gilberto Agustoni (1922), and Anders Arborelius (1949).