Robert Anton Wilson

1932 - 2007

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Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson; January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007) was an American author, futurist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized within Discordianism as an Episkopos, pope and saint, Wilson helped publicize Discordianism through his writings and interviews.Wilson described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Anton Wilson has received more than 1,063,111 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Anton Wilson is the 782nd most popular philosopher (up from 783rd in 2019), the 3,088th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,927th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Robert Anton Wilson ranks 782 out of 1,089Before him are Bernard Williams, Kazimierz Twardowski, Michael Walzer, Louis Lavelle, Vazgen I, and Zacharias Rhetor. After him are Karl Vogt, Jean Starobinski, Maximus of Ephesus, Motoori Norinaga, David the Invincible, and Samuel Clarke.

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Among people born in 1932, Robert Anton Wilson ranks 164Before him are József Antall, Hassan Al-Turabi, Alvin Plantinga, Boris Shakhlin, Michael H. Hart, and Richard Lester. After him are Carlos Borges, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Miloslav Vlk, Pál Csernai, Richard Herd, and Patsy Cline. Among people deceased in 2007, Robert Anton Wilson ranks 130Before him are François-Xavier Ortoli, George Tabori, Marianne Fredriksson, Osvaldo Cavandoli, Max Roach, and Tikhon Khrennikov. After him are Antonio Aguilar, Holden Roberto, Aden Adde, Mikhail Ulyanov, Henri Debehogne, and Dabbs Greer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Anton Wilson ranks 3,088 out of 15,968Before him are Evelyn McHale (1923), Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837), Brenda Lee (1944), Ahmad Jamal (1930), Ronny Cox (1938), and Deborah Lipstadt (1947). After him are Basil Poledouris (1945), Tate Donovan (1963), Carmen Electra (1972), Larry Sanger (1968), Grandma Moses (1860), and Orson Bean (1928).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Robert Anton Wilson ranks 34Before him are Donald Davidson (1917), David Lewis (1941), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), and Michael Walzer (1935). After him are Eric Hoffer (1898), Nancy Fraser (1947), Lon L. Fuller (1902), Susan George (1934), Stanley Cavell (1926), and Lysander Spooner (1808).