Allan Kardec

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Birthday
3, 1804
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 31, 1869 (64)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1804
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 31, 1869 (64)

About

French educator and author remembered for his systematization of the practice and faith of Spiritism. His publications on the topic include The Book on Mediums, The Spirits' Book, and The Gospel According to Spiritism.

Before Fame

He worked in Paris, France as a teacher of physics, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, and anatomy.

Trivia

His birth name was Hippolyte Leon Denizard Rivail; he wrote under the pen name of Allan Kardec.

Family Life

After marrying Amelie Gabrielle Boudet in 1832, he converted from Catholicism to Spiritism.

Associated With

At a time when Kardec was championing Spiritism, American neurologist George Miller Beard published a famous critique of the practice.