Gerald Gardner

1884 - 1964

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Gerald Brosseau Gardner (13 June 1884 – 12 February 1964), also known by the craft name Scire, was an English Wiccan, as well as an author and an amateur anthropologist and archaeologist. He was instrumental in bringing the Contemporary Pagan religion of Wicca to public attention, writing some of its definitive religious texts and founding the tradition of Gardnerian Wicca. Born into an upper-middle-class family in Blundellsands, Lancashire, Gardner spent much of his childhood abroad in Madeira. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerald Gardner has received more than 24,959 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Gerald Gardner is the 1,684th most popular writer (down from 1,682nd in 2019), the 1,311th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,262nd in 2019) and the 154th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Gerald Gardner ranks 1,684 out of 5,794Before him are Michel Zevaco, Ivy Lee, Annie Ernaux, Lu You, Nicander, and Hellanicus of Lesbos. After him are Ivan Klíma, Nora Roberts, Maria Gripe, Akiyuki Nosaka, Uri Avnery, and Hanns Heinz Ewers.

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Among people born in 1884, Gerald Gardner ranks 65Before him are Princess Helen of Serbia, Drastamat Kanayan, Alexander Belyaev, Mikhail Borodin, Eugène Tisserant, and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Georg Lindemann, Yasuji Okamura, Joseph Boxhall, Antoine Pevsner, Rómulo Gallegos, and Jean Paulhan. Among people deceased in 1964, Gerald Gardner ranks 49Before him are Mikhail Larionov, Vladko Maček, Sergey Biryuzov, Hugo Koblet, Bechara El Khoury, and Pedro Petrone. After him are Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Tatyana Afanasyeva, Jean Fautrier, Veit Harlan, Heinz Jost, and Firmin Lambot.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gerald Gardner ranks 1,311 out of 6,924Before him are Anthony Minghella (1954), Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), Lorna Wing (1928), Max Mosley (1940), and John Henry Poynting (1852). After him are M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), Julia Gillard (1961), Albert Hammond (1944), Ricky Gervais (1961), Dave Evans (1953), and John Ball (1338).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Gerald Gardner ranks 154Before him are Robert Faurisson (1929), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Colin Dexter (1930), Richard Adams (1920), Allen Carr (1934), and Philip Sidney (1554). After him are Ted Hughes (1930), David Lodge (1935), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Michael Jackson (1942), David Ogilvy (1911), and Patrick O'Brian (1914).