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Rudolf von Sebottendorf

1875 - 1945

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Adam Alfred Rudolf Glauer (9 November 1875 – 8 May 1945), also known as Rudolf Freiherr von Sebottendorff (or Sebottendorf) was a German occultist, writer, intelligence agent and political activist. He was the founder of the Thule Society, a post-World War I German occultist organization where he played a key role, and that influenced many members of the Nazi Party. He was a Freemason, a Sufi of the Bektashi order - after his conversion to Islam - and a practitioner of meditation, astrology, numerology, and alchemy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf von Sebottendorf has received more than 206,879 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Rudolf von Sebottendorf is the 1,120th most popular writer (up from 1,142nd in 2019), the 1,118th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,085th in 2019) and the 71st most popular German Writer.

Rudolf von Sebottendorf was a German occultist and member of the Thule Society. He is most famous for his involvement in the failed Beer Hall Putsch of 1923.

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Among writers, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 1,120 out of 5,755Before him are Dionysius Thrax, B. H. Liddell Hart, Ephraim Kishon, Michael Connelly, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, and Lin Yutang. After him are Meng Haoran, Joan Fuster, Gaius Asinius Pollio, Assia Djebar, James Bond, and Hrotsvitha.

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Among people born in 1875, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 36Before him are Edgar Wallace, Mihály Károlyi, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Cléo de Mérode, Mistinguett, and Sisowath Monivong. After him are Walter Chrysler, Albert Marquet, Ludwig Prandtl, Franco Alfano, Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg, and Hiram Bingham III. Among people deceased in 1945, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 91Before him are Fritz Klein, Plutarco Elías Calles, Walter Bradford Cannon, Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, Roza Shanina, and Kurt Gerstein. After him are Kiril, Prince of Preslav, Philipp Bouhler, Anton Dostler, Walter Krüger, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, and Hans Kammler.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 1,118 out of 6,142Before him are Margot Honecker (1927), Max Klinger (1857), Klaus Störtebeker (1360), Rudolf Diels (1900), Charles I of Württemberg (1823), and Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (1229). After him are Petrus Apianus (1495), Günther Korten (1898), Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851), Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse (1753), Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765), and Leo von Klenze (1784).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 71Before him are Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Ernst Barlach (1870), Alfred Brehm (1829), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Joost van den Vondel (1587), and Radegund (518). After him are Hrotsvitha (935), Charles De Coster (1827), Theodor Storm (1817), Gottfried Benn (1886), Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), and Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426).