Wolf Messing

1899 - 1974

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Wolf Grigoryevich (Gershkovich) Messing (Russian: Во́льф Григо́рьевич (Ге́ршикович) Ме́ссинг, Polish: Wolf Grigoriewicz Messing, Hebrew: וולף מסינג‎) (10 September 1899 – 8 November 1974) was a self-proclaimed psychic, telepath and stage hypnotist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolf Messing has received more than 406,856 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Wolf Messing is the 1,386th most popular religious figure (down from 1,300th in 2019), the 462nd most popular biography from Poland (down from 409th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Polish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Wolf Messing ranks 1,386 out of 3,187Before him are Zadok, Edward Schillebeeckx, Karaindash, Anatolius of Constantinople, Angelo Amato, and Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje. After him are João I of Kongo, Violet Brown, Guru Amar Das, Antipope Sylvester IV, Willehad, and Naropa.

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Among people born in 1899, Wolf Messing ranks 97Before him are Lotte Reiniger, Max Simon, Hans Krása, Andrija Artuković, Maria Yudina, and Hans Jeschonnek. After him are Nicolas Frantz, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, Wilhelm Röpke, Mart Stam, Pavel Haas, and Jimmie Angel. Among people deceased in 1974, Wolf Messing ranks 72Before him are Christine Chubbuck, Ed Sullivan, Jan Tschichold, Bill Finger, Werner Lorenz, and Samuel Goldwyn. After him are Ayub Khan, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Wang Ming, Princess Patricia of Connaught, Yevgeny Vuchetich, and Konstantin Melnikov.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Wolf Messing ranks 462 out of 1,694Before him are Zygmunt Berling (1896), Hans Jeschonnek (1899), Julian Tuwim (1894), Samuel Goldwyn (1879), Max Factor (1877), and Marcel Reich-Ranicki (1920). After him are Gottfried Achenwall (1719), Friedrich Graf von Wrangel (1784), Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski (1734), Paul Wegener (1874), Maria Konopnicka (1842), and Frederick Augustus, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1734).


Among religious figures born in Poland, Wolf Messing ranks 17Before him are Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947), Stefan Wyszyński (1901), Stanisław Dziwisz (1939), Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867), Andrew Bobola (1591), and Lubomyr Husar (1933). After him are John Albert Vasa (1612), Moses Isserles (1520), Emil Krebs (1867), Jan Łaski (1499), Stanisław Ryłko (1945), and Caspar Schwenckfeld (1490).