John Dee

1527 - 1608

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John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, and alchemist. He was the court astronomer for, and advisor to, Elizabeth I, and spent much of his time on alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. As an antiquarian, he had one of the largest libraries in England at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dee has received more than 1,902,101 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). John Dee is the 5th most popular occultist (down from 4th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 65th in 2019) and the most popular British Occultist.

John Dee was a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. He is most famous for his work on the Enochian system of magic.

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Among occultists, John Dee ranks 5 out of 9Before him are Nostradamus, Rajneesh, Grigori Rasputin, and Baba Vanga. After him are 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 1527, John Dee ranks 2Before him is Philip II of Spain. After him are Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Abraham Ortelius, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Qi Jiguang, Barbara Blomberg, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Luis de León, Li Zhi, Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Luca Cambiaso. Among people deceased in 1608, John Dee ranks 1After him are Giambologna, Seonjo of Joseon, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Sigismund Rákóczi, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Andrew Avellino, Bernardo Buontalenti, Ğazı II Giray, and Marie Eleonore of Cleves.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Dee ranks 73 out of 6,924Before him are James VI and I (1566), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Herbert Spencer (1820), Guy Fawkes (1570), Edward III of England (1312), and Edward I of England (1239). After him are William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Edward V of England (1470), Charles Babbage (1791), and Jeremy Bentham (1748).

Among OCCULTISTS In United Kingdom

Among occultists born in United Kingdom, John Dee ranks 1After him are Aleister Crowley (1875), Edward Kelley (1555), 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).