George Gurdjieff - 1949

Born in Gyumri, Armenia, 1867 - Died in Paris, France 29th October 1949.

Books by Gurdjieff:

Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
Meetings with Remarkable Men

Life is Only Real, Then, When 'I Am'.

See also
In Search of the Miraculous
(by Piotr Ouspensky - English version)

(Armenian version)
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G Gurdjieff - Views From the Real World

"The Actor" - answer given by Gurdjieff in New York on 16th March 1924.
(Extract from the book)

Biographical Note:

Gurdjieff's Mother

George Gurdjieff had a Greek father and an Armenian mother. Wikipedia suggests that Gurdjieff's mother may have been Greek and refers to a marriage certificate held at the National Archives of Armenia in Yerevan which is shown here. The certificate is referred to Mr Mr Paul Beekman Taylor in his book G I Gurdjieff: A Life (2020), but it pertains to a Mr Ivan Ivanovitch Kurch-ogli and his wife Evdokia Elevatorov, who bear no relation to Gurdjieff's parents.

Gurdjieff's Age

Gurdjieff according to his own account was born in 1867.He told a group meeting on Thursday 28/10/1943 that he was then 76 years old. He died six years later in 1949 when he was 82 years old - and certainly looked this age from photographs and videos taken at that time.

His age reflects what he said in his autobiography "Meetings with Remarkable Men" - that he was about 7 years old at the time of the great cattle plague which affected his father’s livestock. This event occurred in the summer of 1873. In the same chapter he recalls his childhood in the "1870's".

There is therefore no basis for saying that G was born in 1872 or later, as some authors and various documents have suggested.

Gurdjieff’s father was Ivan Ivanovitch Gurdjief and G recalled that his father was 82 when he last saw him in 1916. So G's father was born in 1834 (as confirmed on his gravestone in the Gyumri cemetery) and would have been 33 years old when G was born in 1867.


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