Anton LaVey

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Birthday
11, 1930
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 29, 1997 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1930
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 29, 1997 (67)

About

Author, occultist, and musician who founded the Church of Satan in 1966. He wrote "The Satanic Bible" in 1969 and is nicknamed "The Black Pope."

Before Fame

He was a photographer for the San Francisco Police Department for three years and also was an amateur psychic investigator.

Trivia

He drew upon a diverse assemblage of writers to form the Church of Satan's ideology and rituals, including Ayn Rand, Jack London, H.L. Mencken, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Family Life

He left his first wife for Diane Hegarty, who would help him found the Church of Satan and was also the mother of his second child, Zeena Galatea; they never married.

Associated With

He influenced the musician Marilyn Manson.