| Wednesday, 11 October 2017 |
Global event

Aleister Crowley BDay

Event source: Wiccan/Pagan Community Leaders' Births & Deaths
8:00 PM
Aleister Crowley was born Edward Alexander Crowley on 12 October 1875 and died on 1 December 1947. Born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England, between 11:00pm and 12 midnight on 12 October 1875. Though his interests and accomplishments were wide-ranging (he was a chess master, mountain climber, poet, writer, painter, astrologer and social critic), Crowley is doubtless best remembered as an occultist, mystic, sexual revolutionary, and drug addict (especially heroin). He was quite notorious during his life, and was dubbed "The Wickedest Man In the World"; the term first appeared in 1928 in John Bull, a tabloid pictorial of the day.