John Dee

1527 - 1608

John Dee

John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an Anglo-Welsh 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 1,564,899 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular occultist.

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Among occultists, John Dee ranks 4 out of 6Before him are Nostradamus, Rajneesh, and Grigori Rasputin. After him are Baba Vanga, Edgar Cayce, and Edward Kelley.

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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, and Łukasz Górnicki. 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, Andrew Avellino, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Marie Eleonore of Cleves, and Ğazı II Giray.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Dee ranks 65 out of 5,347Before him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward Jenner (1749), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), and Ragnar Lodbrok (null). After him are William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), Paul McCartney (1942), James VI and I (1566), Guy Fawkes (1570), and Charles Babbage (1791).

Among OCCULTISTS In United Kingdom

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