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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", 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 1,548,460 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Charles Coughlin is the 2,530th most popular religious figure (down from 2,136th in 2019), the 602nd most popular biography from Canada (down from 481st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Canadian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Charles Coughlin ranks 2,530 out of 2,238Before him are John Dew, Youssef Rzouga, Aleksandr Kurlovich, John Ribat, Roberto Grau, and Stigand. After him are Epiphanius I of Ukraine, Sérgio da Rocha, Katharine Drexel, Emmanuel Wamala, Timothy M. Dolan, and Valerian Gracias.

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Among people born in 1891, Charles Coughlin ranks 250Before him are Madge Kennedy, Norman Taber, Alfred Lane, Robert Sjursen, Irving Pichel, and Irene Rich. After him are Stanley Spencer, Kenneth Anderson, Tullio Bozza, Gene Lockhart, Charlie Buchan, and Tim McCoy. Among people deceased in 1979, Charles Coughlin ranks 244Before him are Edward Akufo-Addo, Loren Murchison, Carl Laemmle Jr., Yuri Krylov, Edgar Buchanan, and Lowell George. After him are Angus MacLise, Akwasi Afrifa, Laurie Bird, Shirley Mason, Gracie Fields, and John F. Seitz.

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Among people born in Canada, Charles Coughlin ranks 602 out of 1,350Before him are S. I. Hayakawa (1906), Santino Marella (1974), Sam Langford (1886), Torri Higginson (1969), Jennifer Granholm (1959), and Tyler Labine (1978). After him are Melissa Auf der Maur (1972), Davidson Black (1884), Angela Hewitt (1958), Ted Lindsay (1925), Hank Snow (1914), and Donald Jackson (1940).


Among religious figures born in Canada, Charles Coughlin ranks 11Before him are Jean-Claude Turcotte (1936), John Howe (1957), Gérald Lacroix (1957), Paul Grégoire (1911), Charles Scicluna (1959), and Mike Bossy (1957). After him are Thomas Christopher Collins (1947), Gerald Emmett Carter (1912), and Derek Boogaard (1982).