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Who is Alexandra David-Néel?
Alexandra David-Néel, born Louise David, was a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist and writer. She is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. Her teachings influenced beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, philosopher Alan Watts, and esotericist Benjamin Creme.
- also known as Alexandra David-Neel, Alexandria David-Neel
- born on (147 years ago) in Saint-Mandé
- nationality: France, Belgium
- profession: Writer
- died on (46 years ago) in Digne-les-Bains
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