Charles Coughlin

1891 - 1979

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Charles Edward Coughlin ( KOG-lin; October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979), commonly known as Father Coughlin, was a Canadian-American Catholic priest based in the United States near Detroit. He was the founding priest of the National Shrine of the Little Flower. Dubbed "The Radio Priest" and considered a leading demagogue, he was one of the first political leaders to use radio to reach a mass audience. During the 1930s, when the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Coughlin has received more than 1,856,090 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Charles Coughlin is the 2,946th most popular religious figure (down from 2,636th in 2019), the 584th most popular biography from Canada (up from 601st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Canadian Religious Figure.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Charles Coughlin has had the most page views in the with 237,053 views, followed by German (3,435), and Spanish (2,812). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Finnish (1,378.57%), Irish (189.30%), and Esperanto (144.00%)


Among religious figures, Charles Coughlin ranks 2,946 out of 3,187Before him are Bruno Forte, John Ogilvie, Ini, Paul Cremona, Dan Osman, and José Manuel Imbamba. After him are Daniel DiNardo, Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Joseph-Marie Trịnh Văn Căn, Gintaras Grušas, Ælfheah of Canterbury, and José Humberto Quintero Parra.

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Among people born in 1891, Charles Coughlin ranks 267Before him are Katherine MacDonald, Axel Andersen, Nella Larsen, James Wilson, Reginald Denny, and Robert Sjursen. After him are Alfred Lane, Rowland V. Lee, Irene Rich, Hugo Lahtinen, Tullio Bozza, and Gene Lockhart. Among people deceased in 1979, Charles Coughlin ranks 259Before him are Andreo Cseh, Mikhail Ogonkov, George Brent, Shirley Mason, Edward Akufo-Addo, and Adolph Dubs. After him are Karel Senecký, Wálter Guimarães, Giovanni De Prà, Vivian Vance, Roy Harris, and J. G. Farrell.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Charles Coughlin ranks 584 out of 1,622Before him are William Diller Matthew (1871), Robert H. MacArthur (1930), Angela Hewitt (1958), Patrick Roy (1965), Mackenzie Davis (1987), and Ross Cuthbert (1892). After him are Rob Pike (1956), Deryck Whibley (1980), Estella Warren (1978), Daniel Powter (1971), George Cloutier (1876), and Enrico Colantoni (1963).


Among religious figures born in Canada, Charles Coughlin ranks 12Before him are Aimee Semple McPherson (1890), Gérald Lacroix (1957), Thomas Christopher Collins (1947), Paul Grégoire (1911), Charles Scicluna (1959), and Hilarion Kapral (1948). After him are Mike Bossy (1957), Petar Rajič (1959), Gerald Emmett Carter (1912), and Derek Boogaard (1982).