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Prominent Persons

The name of Alfred Percy Sinnett (1840–1921) will ever be honoured in the annals of Theosophy.  He, along with Mme H. P. Blavatsky and Col.

Annie Besant (1847–1933), second President of The Theosophical Society from 1907 to 1933, was described as a ‘Diamond Soul’, for she had many brilliant facets to her character.

Curuppumullage Jinarājadāsa (1875–1953), the fourth President of the Theosophical Society, was educated at Cambridge University, England, and was an exceptional linguist, who lectured fluently in m

Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854–1934) was a highly developed clairvoyant who unfolded and perfected his psychic faculties under the guidance of his Adept-Teacher.

Mrs Florence Fuller was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1867, a daughter of Louisa and John Hobson Fuller.

George Sydney Arundale (1878–1945) was third President of The Theosophical Society from 1934 to 1945.

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831–91) was perhaps the greatest Occultist of the West in recent times and an outstanding messenger, who presented the Ancient Wisdom for the modern age.

Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907), President-Founder of the Theosophical Society, was born on 2 August 1832 at Orange, New Jersey.

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) is acknowledged the world over as one of the most outstanding religious teachers of the modern age.

John Balfour Symington Coats (1906–79) was the sixth President of The Theosophical Society, between 1973 and 1979.

Ms Joy Mills was an American Theosophist and educator who served as President of the theosophical Society in America from 1965–1974, and then as international Vice President for the Theosophical So

Nilakanta Sri Ram (1889–1973), fifth President of The Theosophical Society from 1953 to 1973, dedicated himself to Theosophical work as a young assistant of Dr Besant.

Radha Burnier served five terms as the President of the Theosophical Society, having taken office as the seventh President in 1980.

Sir Subbaiyar Subramania Iyer (1842–1924) was Vice-President of the Theosophical Society from 1907 to 1911 during Dr Annie Besant’s tenure as President.

Tallapragada Subba Row (1856–90) was an outstanding member of The Theosophical Society in its early years in India. Madame H. P.

Mr Tim Boyd (1953– ) has been serving as international President of the Theosophical Society Adyar since April of 2014.

William Quan Judge, was born in Dublin, 1851. He was brought up a Methodist, but early showed strong occult tendencies.