Edward Kelley

1555 - 1597

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Sir Edward Kelley or Kelly, also known as Edward Talbot (UK: ; 1 August 1555 – 1597/8), was an English Renaissance occultist and self-declared spirit medium. He is best known for working with John Dee in his magical investigations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Kelley has received more than 417,882 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Kelley is the 16th most popular occultist (down from 7th in 2019), the 817th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 771st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Occultist.

Edward Kelley was a 17th century Englishman who claimed to be a doctor and alchemist. He is most famous for his work with John Dee, who was an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. They were both interested in the occult and used their knowledge to try to contact angels.

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Among occultists, Edward Kelley ranks 16 out of 9. Before him are Anton LaVey, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Allan Kardec, Edgar Cayce, Joachim of Fiore, and Éliphas Lévi. After him are Guido von List, Gérard Encausse, Alice Bailey, Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, and Franz Bardon.

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Among people born in 1555, Edward Kelley ranks 3Before him are Francis, Duke of Anjou and Ludovico Carracci. After him are François de Malherbe, Johann Arndt, Naresuan, Konishi Yukinaga, Andreas Libavius, Louise de Coligny, Dong Qichang, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, and Giovanni Antonio Magini. Among people deceased in 1597, Edward Kelley ranks 8Before him are Hattori Hanzō, Paulo Miki, Peter Canisius, Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Joseph of Anchieta, and Maharana Pratap. After him are Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Franciscus Patricius, Barbara Blomberg, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Gunilla Bielke, and Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Kelley ranks 817 out of 6,924. Before him are Robert Powell (1944), Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982), Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (1473), Matt Busby (1909), and Mary Anning (1799). After him are Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), Robert FitzRoy (1805), Archibald Hill (1886), Leonora Carrington (1917), William Bateson (1861), and Brian Eno (1948).

Among OCCULTISTS In United Kingdom

Among occultists born in United Kingdom, Edward Kelley ranks 3Before him are John Dee (1527) and Aleister Crowley (1875). After him are Alice Bailey (1880), Robert Fludd (1574), Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854), Michael Scot (1175), Elias Ashmole (1617), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Dion Fortune (1890), and Israel Regardie (1907).