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Timothy Leary

1920 - 1996

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Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and author known for his strong advocacy of psychedelic drugs. Evaluations of Leary are polarized, ranging from bold oracle to publicity hound. According to poet Allen Ginsberg, he was "a hero of American consciousness", and writer Tom Robbins called him a "brave neuronaut". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Timothy Leary has received more than 6,665,208 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Timothy Leary is the 64th most popular psychologist (up from 66th in 2019), the 951st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,012th 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 64 out of 183Before him are Leon Festinger, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Edward C. Tolman, Pierre Janet, and Margaret Mahler. After him are Ernst Kretschmer, Frederick Herzberg, Bruno Bettelheim, Edward B. Titchener, Stanislav Grof, and G. Stanley Hall.

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Among people born in 1920, Timothy Leary ranks 39Before him are François Jacob, Clarice Lispector, Gene Tierney, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Mickey Rooney, and Fritz Walter. After him are Shelley Winters, Dave Brubeck, Alberto Sordi, Sergei Bondarchuk, Michèle Morgan, and Kaysone Phomvihane. Among people deceased in 1996, Timothy Leary ranks 30Before him are Artur Axmann, Marcel Carné, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, René Clément, Mohammad Najibullah, and Magda Schneider. After him are Andreas Papandreou, Odysseas Elytis, Nevill Francis Mott, Abdus Salam, Masaki Kobayashi, and António de Spínola.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Timothy Leary ranks 951 out of 18,182Before him are Laura Bush (1946), C. Wright Mills (1916), E. O. Wilson (1929), Calamity Jane (1852), Ali MacGraw (1939), and Rick Rubin (1963). After him are Don Cherry (1936), Dr. Dre (1965), John Sherman (1823), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Scott Glenn (1939), and James M. Buchanan (1919).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Timothy Leary ranks 24Before him are Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), Martin Seligman (1942), Leon Festinger (1919), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), and Edward C. Tolman (1886). After him are Frederick Herzberg (1923), G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), Harry Harlow (1905), David McClelland (1917), and Walter Bradford Cannon (1871).