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Franz Anton Mesmer AKA Friedrich Anton Mesmer

Germany 1734 – 1815


Students: Thomas Lake Harris; P. B. Randolph; Frederick Hockley; Andrew Jackson Davis (The Poukeepsie Seer); General Ethan Allen Hitchcock; Jemima Wilkinson (The Universal Friend) ; Laurence Oliphant; Antoine Lavoisier; Ebenezer Sibly; Baron Von Reichenbach;

Friends: Mozart; discussed in letters between Gen. George Washington and General the Marquis de Lafayette ;

Enemies: Ben Franklin; Louis VXI of France; James Braid

Organizations: founded Harmonic Philosophical School AKA the Harmonic Society of Paris;


Comments: developed Hypnotism (Mesmerism)