(Jul 30, 1831, Russia – May 8, 1891, London) co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875 and was the major intellectual and spiritual figure behind modern Theosophy. She traveled the world, coming to the United States in 1873 and living in India from 1879 to1884. Her colorful personality and esoteric writings did much to popularize occultism and Eastern religions in the West. She contributed to the Hindu renaissance and the independence movement in India.
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