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
Born Samuel Liddell
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
Nationality British
Ethnicity Caucasian
Alma mater Bedford Grammar School
Occupation Occultist
Known for Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Spouse Moina Mathers
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.