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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
Samuel Liddell

8 January 1854 or 11 January 1854
Hackney Central, London, England.
Died5 November 1918 or 20 November 1918
Alma materBedford Grammar School
Known forHermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
SpouseMoina Mathers
ParentWilliam M. Mathers

Samuel Liddell (or Liddel) "MacGregor" Mathers, born as Samuel Liddell (8 or 11 January 1854 – 5 or 20 November 1918), was one of the most influential figures in modern occultism.

Early life[change | change source]

Samuel Liddell was born on either 8 or 11 January 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 French philosopher Henri Bergson.