Billy Graham

1918 - 2018

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William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him "among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.As a preacher, he held large indoor and outdoor rallies with sermons that were broadcast on radio and television; some were 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 10,066,712 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Billy Graham is the 604th most popular religious figure (up from 608th in 2019), the 687th most popular biography from United States (up from 704th 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 604 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Benedict IV, Holofernes, Hasan al-Askari, Pope Stephen VII, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, and Columbanus. After him are Rāhula, Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, Saint Spyridon, Hans Küng, Paulo Miki, and Célestin Freinet.

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Among people born in 1918, Billy Graham ranks 22Before him are Katherine Johnson, Frederick Sanger, Alberto Ascari, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, William Holden, and Gertrude B. Elion. After him are James Tobin, Maurice Druon, Rosalia Lombardo, Muriel Spark, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Martin Ryle. Among people deceased in 2018, Billy Graham ranks 23Before him are Stephen Hillenburg, Peter Grünberg, Burt Reynolds, Lys Assia, Paul Allen, and France Gall. After him are Jin Yong, Robert Venturi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Arto Paasilinna, Francis Lai, and Hubert de Givenchy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Graham ranks 687 out of 15,968Before him are Ritchie Valens (1941), Kenneth Arrow (1921), John Irving (1942), Gene Wilder (1933), Robert Nozick (1938), and Theodore William Richards (1868). After him are Jonas Salk (1914), H. H. Holmes (1861), Francis Fukuyama (1952), John Goodman (1952), Robert Altman (1925), and Dennis Tito (1940).

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 William Miller (1782), Rose Kennedy (1890), Pat Garrett (1850), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Lillian Asplund (1906), Raymond Franz (1922), Paul Marcinkus (1922), and Marie Laveau (1801).