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List, Guido Karl Anton (von)
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List, Guido Karl Anton (von), * 5 Jan 1848 (Vienna), † 17 May 1919 (Berlin)

Journalist, novelist, dramatist and folklorist with emphasis on Germanic mythology, religion and prehistory. List was associated with the Austrian Pan-German movement and völkisch nationalism at Vienna from 1890. In 1878 he married Helene Förster-Peters († 1890), and in 1899 Anna Wittek. While temporarily blind in 1902, List had an illumination concerning the secret meaning of the runes, which led him to assimilate esoteric ideas from 1903 on. List was the …

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Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas, “List, Guido Karl Anton (von)”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_212>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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