Brother Roger

1915 - 2005

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Roger Schütz (12 May 1915 – 16 August 2005), popularly known as Brother Roger (French: Frère Roger), was a Swiss Christian leader and monastic brother. In 1940 Schütz founded the Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic community in Burgundy, France, serving as its first prior until his murder in 2005. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brother Roger has received more than 192,999 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Brother Roger is the 737th most popular religious figure (down from 696th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 77th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Religious Figure.

Brother Roger is most famous for founding the Taizé Community in France.

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Among religious figures, Brother Roger ranks 737 out of 2,238Before him are Karmapa, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Saint Cajetan, Robert de Sorbon, and Adnan. After him are Kinga of Poland, Euphemia, Ilia II of Georgia, Raymond of Penyafort, Willibrord, and Itzhak Stern.

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Among people born in 1915, Brother Roger ranks 35Before him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Shoichi Yokoi, Robert A. Dahl, Thomas Huckle Weller, and Clifford Shull. After him are Aziz Nesin, Bob Kane, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Chung Ju-yung, Denis Thatcher, and Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland. Among people deceased in 2005, Brother Roger ranks 40Before him are Anne Bancroft, Joseph Rotblat, Ibrahim Ferrer, George Dantzig, Lucien Laurent, and Robert Wise. After him are Birgit Nilsson, Ahmed Deedat, John Fowles, Hunter S. Thompson, Wim Duisenberg, and Peter Benenson.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Brother Roger ranks 87 out of 876Before him are Mario Botta (1943), Humbert I, Count of Savoy (980), Werner Arber (1929), Jean Tinguely (1925), Louis, Duke of Savoy (1413), and Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747). After him are Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815), Kurt Wüthrich (1938), Rudolf II, Duke of Austria (1270), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Alfred Cortot (1877), and Jakob Steiner (1796).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Switzerland

Among religious figures born in Switzerland, Brother Roger ranks 3Before him are Huldrych Zwingli (1484) and Hans Küng (1928). After him are Nicholas of Flüe (1417), Anna Göldi (1734), Heinrich Bullinger (1504), Jacob Sprenger (1435), Jakob Ammann (1644), Ulrich of Augsburg (890), Billy Meier (1937), Daniel Peter (1836), and Maurice Bavaud (1916).