- NAME: George Gurdjieff
- OCCUPATION: Religious Leader
- BIRTH DATE: c. January 13, 1866
- DEATH DATE: October 29, 1949
- Did You Know?: In 1978, British director Peter Brook made a film adaptation of G.I. Gurdjieff's book, Meetings with Remarkable Men. The movie starred Terence Stamp and playwright Athol Fugard.
- EDUCATION: Military Cathedral at Kars
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Alexandropol, Russian Empire (present-day Armenia), Armenia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Neuilly, France
- Full Name: George Ivanovich Gurdjieff
- AKA: Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff
- AKA: Georges Gurdjieff
- AKA: G.I. Gurdjieff
- AKA: Georgii Ivanovich Gurdjieff
- AKA: Georgii Gurdjieff
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During the 1920s and '30s, George Gurdjieff accumulated followers who were interested in his methods for attaining a higher level of consciousness.
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For Gurdjieff's detractors, they made his writings even more nonsensical.
Gurdjieff continued teaching even after his Fontainebleau center closed its doors in 1933. He remained in Paris during World War II, surviving under the German occupation. On October 29, 1949, in Neuilly, France (near Paris), he died at the approximate age of 83. He left behind works that include All and Everything (containing Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, Meetings with Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When 'I Am') and The Herald of Coming Good.
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