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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 2,181,706 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). John Dee is the 5th most popular occultist, the 78th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 73rd 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 37Before him are Nostradamus, Grigori Rasputin, Rajneesh, and Baba Vanga. After him are Helena Blavatsky, Count of St. Germain, Aleister Crowley, Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Allan Kardec, and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.

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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, Barbara Blomberg, Qi Jiguang, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Luis de León, Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, Agnes of Hesse, and Li Zhi. Among people deceased in 1608, John Dee ranks 1After him are Seonjo of Joseon, Giambologna, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, Andrew Avellino, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Sigismund Rákóczi, Bernardo Buontalenti, Marie Eleonore of Cleves, and Ğazı II Giray.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Dee ranks 78 out of 7,765Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward III of England (1312), Ridley Scott (1937), Edward II of England (1284), William of Ockham (1285), and Harold Harefoot (1016). After him are David Bowie (1947), Mary Shelley (1797), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Moore (1927), Maggie Smith (1934), and Elton John (1947).

Among OCCULTISTS In United Kingdom

Among occultists born in United Kingdom, John Dee ranks 1After him are Aleister Crowley (1875), Edward Kelley (1555), Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854), Alice Bailey (1880), Robert Fludd (1574), Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), Michael Scot (1175), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Elias Ashmole (1617), Dion Fortune (1890), and Israel Regardie (1907).