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 von 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 132,481 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Rudolf von Sebottendorf is the 1,142nd most popular writer (up from 1,392nd in 2019), the 1,085th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,296th in 2019) and the 74th 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 1,142 out of 5,794Before him are Adalberon, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Nikolay Nekrasov, Michel Butor, Anthony Bourdain, and Tarjei Vesaas. After him are Lao She, Zhuanxu, Leonid Andreyev, Fernando Arrabal, Albert Barillé, and Zenodotus.

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Among people born in 1875, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 37Before him are Hiram Bingham III, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Thomas Burke, Cléo de Mérode, Ludwig Prandtl, and Albert Marquet. After him are Mihály Károlyi, Walter Chrysler, Sisowath Monivong, Qiu Jin, Nobuyuki Abe, and Mistinguett. Among people deceased in 1945, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 88Before him are Hans Oster, Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, Otto Neurath, Philipp Bouhler, Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Mitsuru Ushijima. After him are Plutarco Elías Calles, Charles Spearman, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, August Hirt, Anton Dostler, and Walter Bradford Cannon.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 1,085 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Franz Josef Strauss (1915), Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946), Robert Siodmak (1900), Georg Böhm (1661), and Pierre Littbarski (1960). After him are Anselm Kiefer (1945), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Otto Rasch (1891), and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Rudolf von Sebottendorf ranks 74Before him are Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Hrotsvitha (935), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), Joost van den Vondel (1587), and Gottfried Benn (1886). After him are Anton Praetorius (1560), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Wilhelm Weitling (1808), Theodor Storm (1817), Hartmann von Aue (1160), and Kurt Tucholsky (1890).