Timothy Leary

1920 - 1996

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Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer known for his strong advocacy of psychedelic drugs. Evaluations of Leary are polarized, ranging from bold oracle to publicity hound. He was "a hero of American consciousness", according to Allen Ginsberg, and Tom Robbins called him a "brave neuronaut".As a clinical psychologist at Harvard University, Leary worked on the Harvard Psilocybin Project from 1960 to 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Timothy Leary has received more than 5,355,436 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Timothy Leary is the 66th most popular psychologist (down from 54th in 2019), the 1,013th most popular biography from United States (down from 802nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Psychologist.

Timothy Leary was a psychologist and writer who advocated the use of psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, as a means of spiritual enlightenment.

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Among psychologists, Timothy Leary ranks 66 out of 182Before him are Ernst Heinrich Weber, Margaret Mahler, Pierre Janet, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Martin Seligman, and Bruno Bettelheim. After him are G. Stanley Hall, Nise da Silveira, Otto Rank, Edward B. Titchener, David Wechsler, and Mary Ainsworth.

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Among people born in 1920, Timothy Leary ranks 49Before him are Walter Nowotny, Maureen O'Hara, Frank Sheeran, Ștefan Kovács, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and Michèle Morgan. After him are Prem Tinsulanonda, Shelley Winters, Kaysone Phomvihane, Isaac Stern, John Harsanyi, and Tom of Finland. Among people deceased in 1996, Timothy Leary ranks 36Before him are Andreas Papandreou, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Marcel Carné, Ademir de Menezes, Claudette Colbert, and P. L. Travers. After him are Helmut Schön, Nevill Francis Mott, Masaki Kobayashi, António de Spínola, Virginia Henderson, and Victor Ambartsumian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Timothy Leary ranks 1,013 out of 15,968Before him are Scott Wilson (1942), Frederick Cook (1865), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Irving Stone (1903), Jonathan Banks (1947), and Thelonious Monk (1917). After him are Jake LaMotta (1922), Bill Haley (1925), Jerry West (1938), Robert Noyce (1927), Meg Ryan (1961), and William Kemmler (1860).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Timothy Leary ranks 24Before him are Aaron T. Beck (1921), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), Edward C. Tolman (1886), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), and Martin Seligman (1942). After him are G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), George Armitage Miller (1920), Frederick Herzberg (1923), David McClelland (1917), and Clark L. Hull (1884).