Alan Watts
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Born: January 6, 1915

Died: November 16, 1973 (aged 58)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

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