Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers
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|Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers|
Samuel Liddell "MacGregor" Mathers, in Egyptian costume, performs a ritual of Isis in the rites of the Golden Dawn
January 8, 1854 or January 11, 1854
Hackney Central, London, England.
|Died||November 5, 1918 or November 20, 1918|
|Residence||Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk|
|Alma mater||Bedford Grammar School|
|Known for||Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn|
|Parents||William M. Mathers|
Samuel Liddell (or Liddel) "MacGregor" Mathers, born as Samuel Liddell (January 8 or 11, 1854 – November 5 or 20, 1918), was one of the most influential figures in modern Occultism.
Early life[change | change source]
Samuel Liddell was born on January 8 or January 11, 1854 in Hackney, London, England. His father, William M. Mathers, died while Samuel Liddell was still a boy. His mother, whose maiden name was Collins, died in 1885. He attended Bedford Grammar School, and worked in Bournemouth, Dorset, as a clerk, before moving to London following the death of his mother.
His wife was Moina Mathers, sister of the philosopher Henri Bergson.