Mirin Dajo

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Mirin Dajo
Born Arnold Gerrit Henskes
6 August 1912(1912-08-06)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Died 26 May 1948 (35)
Switzerland
Nationality Dutch
Known for Demonstrations of physical invulnerability

Mirin Dajo (Esperanto: Mirindaĵo, "wonder"; August 6, 1912 - May 26, 1948), born Arnold Gerrit Henskes, was a Dutch performer of radical body piercing and other demonstrations of physical "invulnerability," which he described as acts of religious devotion.

Resources

Academic Press

  • (in Czech) Klapetek, J. (March 1968), "Mirin Dajo", Casopis Lékaru Ceských 107 (13): 400-402  — [Journal of Czech Physicians]
  • (in Portuguese) Da Silva, Mello A. (July 1950), Revista Brasileira de Medicina 7 (7): 450-456  — [Brazilian Journal of Medicine]