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Adamski, George

Robert S. Ellwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Education. 834 words.

Adamski, George (17 April 1891–23 April 1965), lecturer and writer on occult subjects and on UFOs during the 1950s' flying saucer enthusiasm, lecturer and writer on occult subjects and on...

Ashmole, Elias (1617–1692), astrologer and antiquary

Michael Hunter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Mysticism. 3591 words.

Ashmole, Elias (1617–1692), astrologer and antiquary, was born on 23 May 1617 at Lichfield in Staffordshire, the son of Simon Ashmole, a saddler, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Anthony...

Balfour, Gerald William, second earl of Balfour (1853–1945), politician and psychical researcher

Janet Oppenheim.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; UK Politics. 1874 words.

Balfour, Gerald William, second earl of Balfour (1853–1945), politician and psychical researcher, was born on 9 April 1853, in Edinburgh, the seventh of eight children of James Maitland...

Ballard, Edna Anne Wheeler

Robert S. Ellwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Ethnic Politics. 994 words.

Ballard, Edna Anne Wheeler (25 June 1886–10 February 1971), and Guy Warren Ballard (28 July 1878–29 December 1939), controversial founders of the "I Am" movement, controversial founders of...

Ballard, Guy Warren

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Ethnic Politics. 5 words.

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Bennett, Elizabeth (d. 1582)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 3 words.

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Besterman, Theodore Deodatus Nathaniel (1904–1976), psychical researcher and bibliographer

Giles Barber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 661 words.

Besterman, Theodore Deodatus Nathaniel (1904–1976), psychical researcher and bibliographer, was born on 22 November 1904 in Łódź, Poland, and named Nataniel. He was the second son (there...

Bishop, Bridget

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 6 words.

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Burroughs, George

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 6 words.

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Carrier, Martha (d. 1692)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 6 words.

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Childrey, Joshua (1625–1670), antiquary and astrologer

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Mysticism. 690 words.

Childrey, Joshua (1625–1670), antiquary and astrologer, was the son of Robert Childrey of Rochester, Kent, where he was born on 20 October 1625. Having attended Rochester grammar school, he...

Corey, Giles

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 6 words.

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Corey, Martha

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 6 words.

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Cunny, Joan (c. 1508/9–1589)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 3 words.

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Davis, Mary Fenn Robinson

Ann D. Braude.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 756 words.

Davis, Mary Fenn Robinson (17 July 1824–18 July 1886), Spiritualist lecturer and women's rights advocate, Spiritualist lecturer and women’s rights advocate, was born in Clarendon, New York,...

Dee, John (1527–1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary

R. Julian Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Mathematics; Mysticism. 8844 words.

Dee, John (1527–1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary, was born on 13 July 1527 in London, the only child of Rowland Dee and his wife, Joan or Joanna (1508/9–1580), daughter of...

Deganawidah

Cornelius J. Jaenen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1057 words.

Deganawidah (fl. 1450), Huron spiritual leader and mystic, and, according to Iroquois legends, principal founder of the League of the Hau-Dé-No-Sau-Nee, or People of the Longhouse. The oral...

Device, Alizon (d. 1612)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 5 words.

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Device, Elizabeth (b. before 1572, d. 1612)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 5 words.

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Device, James (d. 1612)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 5 words.

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