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Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers

Samuel Liddell MacGregor MathersAKA Samuel Liddell

Born: 8-Jan-1854
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 20-Nov-1918
Location of death: Rue Rivera, Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Cult
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Magician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Founder of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Samuel Liddell was the teacher and magical patron of Aleister Crowley. Later they quarreled over the use of certain texts and became enemies. Supposedly the two had an exhaustive magical duel.

Father: William M. Mathers (died when he was a boy)
Mother: (maiden name Collins, d. 1885)
Wife: Mina Bergson ("Moina", sister of Henri Bergson, b. 28-Feb-1865, m. 16-Jun-1890, d. 25-Jun-1928)

    Freemasonry (initiated 4-Oct-1877)
    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (co-founder)
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian

Author of books:
Practical Instruction in Infantry Campaigning Exercise (1884)
The Kaballah Unveiled (1887, translation of Knorr Von Rosenroth's work)
The Key of Solomon the King: Clavicula Solomonis (1889, translation)


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