LaVey, Anton

Anton LaVey, in full Anton Szandor LaVey, original name Howard Stanton Levey, (born April 11, 1930, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died October 29, 1997, San Francisco, California), American author and counterculture figure who founded the Church of Satan. Three years after founding the Church of Satan he published The Satanic Bible, in which he set down the teachings and rituals of his church.
~ Encyclopedia Brittanica online