Charles Taze Russell

1852 - 1916

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Charles Taze Russell (February 16, 1852 – October 31, 1916), or Pastor Russell, was an American Christian restorationist minister from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founder of what is now known as the Bible Student movement. He was an early Christian Zionist.In July 1879, Russell began publishing a monthly religious magazine, Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence. In 1881, he co-founded Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society with William Henry Conley as president; in 1884 the corporation was officially registered, with Russell as president. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Taze Russell has received more than 1,670,325 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Taze Russell is the 633rd most popular religious figure (down from 571st in 2019), the 706th most popular biography from United States (down from 641st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Religious Figure.

Charles Taze Russell is most famous for being the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Among religious figures, Charles Taze Russell ranks 633 out of 2,238Before him are Holofernes, Norbert of Xanten, Margot Frank, Peter Lombard, Epiphanius of Salamis, and Isaac Luria. After him are Pontius Pilate's wife, Isaac of Nineveh, William Tyndale, Je Tsongkhapa, Basilios Bessarion, and Billy Graham.

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Among people born in 1852, Charles Taze Russell ranks 13Before him are Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Francisco Tárrega, and Joseph Joffre. After him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Alice Liddell, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, Ferdinand von Lindemann, and Calamity Jane. Among people deceased in 1916, Charles Taze Russell ranks 24Before him are Charles de Foucauld, Natsume Sōseki, Karl Schwarzschild, Enrique Granados, Elisabeth of Wied, and Ivan Franko. After him are José Echegaray, Eduard Strauss, Max Reger, Émile Verhaeren, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and Gaston Maspero.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Taze Russell ranks 706 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Morphy (1837), Carl Lewis (1961), Philip Johnson (1906), Robert E. Howard (1906), Matthew C. Perry (1794), and Jules Dassin (1911). After him are Scott Joplin (1868), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Stanley Cohen (1922), and Harold Urey (1893).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Charles Taze Russell ranks 3Before him are Brigham Young (1801) and Joseph Smith (1805). After him are Billy Graham (1918), 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).