Helena Blavatsky

1831 - 1891

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Russian: Елена Петровна Блаватская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya, often known as Madame Blavatsky; née von Hahn; Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Блаватська, Olena Petrivna Blavatska; 12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831 – 8 May 1891) was a Russian author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy. Born into an aristocratic family of mixed Russian-German descent in Yekaterinoslav, then in the Russian Empire (now Dnipro in Ukraine), Blavatsky traveled widely around the empire as a child. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helena Blavatsky has received more than 2,072,092 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Helena Blavatsky is the 8th most popular occultist (up from 186th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Occultist.

Helena Blavatsky was a Russian-born author and occultist who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. Her most famous work is "The Secret Doctrine," which was published in 1888.

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Among occultists, Helena Blavatsky ranks 8 out of 9Before her are Rajneesh, Grigori Rasputin, Baba Vanga, John Dee, Aleister Crowley, and Count of St. Germain. After her are Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Allan Kardec, Edgar Cayce, and Joachim of Fiore.

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Among people born in 1831, Helena Blavatsky ranks 4Before her are James Clerk Maxwell, Sitting Bull, and Frederick III, German Emperor. After her are Xianfeng Emperor, James A. Garfield, Richard Dedekind, Emperor Kōmei, Leo von Caprivi, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, John Stith Pemberton, and Johann Martin Schleyer. Among people deceased in 1891, Helena Blavatsky ranks 5Before her are Arthur Rimbaud, Nikolaus Otto, Georges Seurat, and Herman Melville. After her are Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Léo Delibes, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Pedro II of Brazil, and Theo van Gogh.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Helena Blavatsky ranks 12 out of 913Before her are Kazimir Malevich (1879), Golda Meir (1898), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), John III Sobieski (1629), Joseph Conrad (1857), and Ilya Repin (1844). After her are Hafsa Sultan (1479), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), and Andrei Chikatilo (1936).

Among OCCULTISTS In Ukraine

Among occultists born in Ukraine, Helena Blavatsky ranks 1