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Gur·djieff(gûr′jē-ĕf, -jĭf), George Ivanovich 1874?-1949.
Armenian-born spiritual leader. Following a period of extensive travel in the Middle East and Asia, he founded (1919) the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man.
(Biography) Georgei Ivanovitch (ˈdʒɔːdʒɪ ɪˈvanəˌvitʃ). ?1877–1949, Russian mystic: founded a teaching centre in Paris (1922)