Dwight L. Moody

1837 - 1899

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Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D. L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher connected with Keswickianism, who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts (now Northfield Mount Hermon School), Moody Bible Institute and Moody Publishers. One of his most famous quotes was “Faith makes all things possible... Love makes all things easy.“ Moody gave up his lucrative boot and shoe business to devote his life to revivalism, working first in the Civil War with Union troops through YMCA in the United States Christian Commission. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dwight L. Moody has received more than 689,201 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Dwight L. Moody is the 1,549th most popular religious figure (down from 1,407th in 2019), the 3,691st most popular biography from United States (down from 3,075th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Dwight L. Moody ranks 1,549 out of 2,272Before him are John X of Antioch, Virgilio Noè, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, Phoebe, Alessandro Albani, and Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange. After him are Junia, Ambrose Traversari, Jacques Hamel, Flodoard, Alfred Delp, and Hilarion Capucci.

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Among people born in 1837, Dwight L. Moody ranks 60Before him are Itagaki Taisuke, Zhang Zhidong, Theodore Gill, Hans von Marées, Sanjō Sanetomi, and Henry Becque. After him are Nicolás Avellaneda, Jorge Isaacs, Tigran Chukhajian, Kabayama Sukenori, Ernst Ziller, and Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar. Among people deceased in 1899, Dwight L. Moody ranks 31Before him are Carl Millöcker, Guido Gezelle, Ottmar Mergenthaler, Matsumura Sōkon, Vincas Kudirka, and Henry Becque. After him are Garret Hobart, Antonio Guzmán Blanco, George Averoff, Gaston Tissandier, Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe, and Heymann Steinthal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dwight L. Moody ranks 3,691 out of 15,968Before him are Daniel D. Tompkins (1774), Johnny Hayes (1886), Nancy Meyers (1949), Ellis Marsalis Jr. (1934), Grote Reber (1911), and Thomas Haden Church (1960). After him are Lars Peter Hansen (1952), Jack Conway (1887), Queen Latifah (1970), John C. McGinley (1959), David Petraeus (1952), and Vince Neil (1961).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Dwight L. Moody ranks 28Before him are Raymond Leo Burke (1948), Samuel Wilson (1766), Charles Fox Parham (1873), Don Alden Adams (1925), Kateri Tekakwitha (1656), and Robert Cornelius (1809). After him are Bill W. (1895), Jeralean Talley (1899), Dorothy Stang (1931), Edwin Frederick O'Brien (1939), Fulton J. Sheen (1895), and Squanto (1585).