Date of birth: 1911-03-13
Hometown: Tilden, NE (Birthplace)
(1950-05-09) Publishes Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which sells over 150,000 copies within a year. Today, 18 million copies in numerous languages have been sold worldwide.
(1952) Teachings of Dianetics expanded to a philosophy called Scientology.
(1953-12) Declares Scientology a religion; first Church of Scientology founded in Camden, NJ.
Date of death: 1986-01-24
Despite having written numerous pulp fiction and science fiction stories throughout his career, L. Ron Hubbard was best known as the father of Dianetics and the creator of Scientology, a religion that has been marked by both fame and controversy since its inception in the 1950s.
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