Augustin Bea

1881 - 1968

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Augustin Bea, S.J. (28 May 1881 – 16 November 1968), was a German Jesuit priest, cardinal, and scholar at the Pontifical Gregorian University, specialising in biblical studies and biblical archaeology. He also served as the personal confessor of Pope Pius XII. He was made a cardinal in 1959 by Pope John XXIII and served as the first president of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity from 1960 until his death. Bea was a leading biblical scholar and ecumenist, who greatly influenced Christian-Jewish relations during the Second Vatican Council in Nostra aetate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustin Bea has received more than 89,337 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Augustin Bea is the 1,271st most popular religious figure (down from 1,182nd in 2019), the 2,014th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,879th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Augustin Bea ranks 1,271 out of 2,238Before him are Ivo of Chartres, Meher Baba, Raffaele Riario, Antipope Adalbert, William M. Branham, and Vitalis of Milan. After him are Peter Nolasco, Guru Angad, Clemens August of Bavaria, Zanabazar, Raymond Franz, and Emil Krebs.

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Among people born in 1881, Augustin Bea ranks 69Before him are Muhammad VIII al-Amin, Ernst Gräfenberg, Curt Sachs, Ramón Grau, Kim Kyu-sik, and King Oliver. After him are H. H. Kung, Hermann Ehrhardt, Hugo Meisl, Louis Trousselier, Hans Wilsdorf, and Adolfo de la Huerta. Among people deceased in 1968, Augustin Bea ranks 68Before him are Cornell Woolrich, Thomas Merton, Mario Roatta, Wes Montgomery, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, and Ryszard Siwiec. After him are Hans Cramer, Jo Schlesser, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, István Dobi, Chester Carlson, and Soraya Tarzi.

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Among people born in Germany, Augustin Bea ranks 2,014 out of 6,142Before him are Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe (1871), Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854), Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1873), Otto von Lossow (1868), Gustav-Adolf von Zangen (1892), and Johann Georg Pisendel (1687). After him are Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1577), Jacob Schiff (1847), Carl Laemmle (1867), Gustav Nachtigal (1834), Friedrich Loeffler (1852), and Stefan Kuntz (1962).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Augustin Bea ranks 46Before him are Saint Afra (300), Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1679), Regino of Prüm (842), Georg Ratzinger (1924), Benno (1010), and Frederick of Utrecht (780). After him are Gerhard Ludwig Müller (1947), Anna Schäffer (1882), George Müller (1805), Wolfgang of Regensburg (924), Maximilian Henry of Bavaria (1621), and Count Palatine Francis Louis of Neuburg (1664).