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Billy Graham

1918 - 2018

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William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well known internationally in the late 1940s. He was a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and according to a biographer, was "among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.Graham held large indoor and outdoor rallies with sermons that were broadcast on radio and television, with some still being re-broadcast into the 21st century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Graham has received more than 11,605,563 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Billy Graham is the 640th most popular religious figure (down from 603rd in 2019), the 717th most popular biography from United States (down from 687th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Religious Figure.

Billy Graham is most famous for his evangelical Christian ministry. He was a spiritual adviser to many presidents and traveled the world preaching the gospel.

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Among religious figures, Billy Graham ranks 640 out of 2,238Before him are Charles Taze Russell, Pontius Pilate's wife, Isaac of Nineveh, William Tyndale, Je Tsongkhapa, and Basilios Bessarion. After him are Giulia Farnese, Benkei, Zayd ibn Ali, Robert of Molesme, Tarcisio Bertone, and John Cassian.

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Among people born in 1918, Billy Graham ranks 22Before him are Gertrude B. Elion, Alberto Ascari, Katherine Johnson, Jørn Utzon, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and William Holden. After him are Chaim Herzog, Rosalia Lombardo, Franco Modigliani, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Reines, and Maurice Druon. Among people deceased in 2018, Billy Graham ranks 23Before him are Isao Takahata, Stephen Hillenburg, France Gall, Burt Reynolds, Peter Grünberg, and Hubert de Givenchy. After him are Ursula K. Le Guin, Arto Paasilinna, Arvid Carlsson, Jin Yong, Stéphane Audran, and Lys Assia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Graham ranks 717 out of 18,182Before him are Stanley Cohen (1922), Harold Urey (1893), James Rainwater (1917), Wes Craven (1939), John Goodman (1952), and William Saroyan (1908). After him are Maya Angelou (1928), Asaph Hall (1829), Les Paul (1915), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Omar Bradley (1893), and Robert McNamara (1916).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Billy Graham ranks 4Before him are Brigham Young (1801), Joseph Smith (1805), and Charles Taze Russell (1852). After him are Pat Garrett (1850), Rose Kennedy (1890), William Miller (1782), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Lillian Asplund (1906), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Henry Molaison (1926), and Jesse Livermore (1877).