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La Vey, Anton Szandor, 1930-1997

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Personal name headingLa Vey, Anton Szandor, 1930-1997
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Variant(s)LaVey, Anton Szandor, 1930-1997
LaVey, Howard Anton Szandor, 1930-1997
Vey, Anton Szandor la, 1930-1997
See alsoCorporate body: Church of Satan
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Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeSan Francisco (Calif.)
Birth date1930-04-11
Death date1997-10-31
Place of birthChicago (Ill.)
Place of deathSan Francisco (Calif.)
Field of activitySatanism Occultism Atheism Authorship Music Circus
AffiliationChurch of Satan
Profession or occupationAuthors Musicians Circus workers
Found inThe satanic witch, c1989: t.p. (Anton Szandor LaVey)
LC database, 2/21/95 (hdg.: La Vey, Anton Szandor, 1930- )
Washington Post, Nov. 9, 1997: p. B15 (obit.: Anton Szandor LaVey, 67; d. Oct. 29, 1997, according to his family; death certificate lists Oct. 31, 1997 as death date; founded Church of Satan, 1966; published 5 books, including The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Witch, The Satanic Rituals, The Devil's Notebook; Satan Speaks to be published posthumously; also issued several musical recordings)
Encyclopedia of occultism & parapsychology, 2001: page 896 (Howard Anton Szandor LaVey was born in Chicago on April 11, 1930. He was founder and high priest of the Church of Satan)
Encyclopaedia Britannica website, viewed August 14, 2019 (LaVey spent most of his youth in San Francisco Bay area. He dropped out of high school and joined the circus. He was a writer, and a musician among other things. According to LaVey, traditional religions were fundamentally hypocritical and dangerously inhibited the physical tendencies and emotional needs that were vital to human life. He instructed his followers to obey the law, and he taught that indulgence in pleasure could be beneficial only if it did not harm others. He died on October 29, 1997 in San Francisco, CA.)
Associated languageeng