L. Ron Hubbard

  • Born: (Tilden, Nebraska, USA)
  • Died: (Creston, California, USA)

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a system called Dianetics which was first expounded in book form in May 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and practices as part of a new religious movement that he called Scientology.

He also wrote under the pseudonym René Lafayette.


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