Lafayette Ronald Hubbard , better known as L. Ron Hubbard , was an American pulp fiction 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 self-help system called Dianetics which was first published in May 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and rituals as part of a new religious movement that he called Scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology and a number of affiliated organizations that...
|Birthdate:||March 13, 1911|
|Date of death:||January 24, 1986|
|Education:||George Washington University, Helena High School|
|Also known as:||Frederick Engelhardt, Kurt von Rachen, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard|