Edward Schillebeeckx

1914 - 2009

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Edward Cornelis Florentius Alfonsus Schillebeeckx (English: SKIL-ə-bayks, Dutch: [ˈsxɪləbeːks]; 12 November 1914 – 23 December 2009) was a Belgian Roman Catholic theologian born in Antwerp. He taught at the Catholic University in Nijmegen.He was a member of the Dominican Order. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Schillebeeckx has received more than 113,063 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Edward Schillebeeckx is the 1,212th most popular religious figure (up from 1,266th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 261st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Belgian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Edward Schillebeeckx ranks 1,212 out of 2,272Before him are Alfred Loisy, John IV of Constantinople, Oswald of Northumbria, Shenoute, Nicholas of Japan, and Stephen Harding. After him are Barsanuphius, Fouad Twal, Gregorio Barbarigo, Nicolaus Olahus, Isidore of Kiev, and Jozef Tomko.

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Among people born in 1914, Edward Schillebeeckx ranks 101Before him are Nicolas de Staël, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Ferenc Fricsay, Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Álvaro del Portillo, and Howard Fast. After him are Marcos Pérez Jiménez, Nicanor Parra, Richard Basehart, Vladimir Chelomey, Alberto Lattuada, and Taizo Kawamoto. Among people deceased in 2009, Edward Schillebeeckx ranks 90Before him are James Whitmore, Claude Berri, Susanna Agnelli, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Pat Hingle, and Brittany Murphy. After him are Vasily Aksyonov, Félix Malloum, Hélio Gracie, Joseph Wiseman, Knut Haugland, and Frank McCourt.

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Among people born in Belgium, Edward Schillebeeckx ranks 242 out of 899Before him are Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882), Jean Bolland (1596), Herri met de Bles (1480), David Teniers the Elder (1582), Emile Vandervelde (1866), and William of Moerbeke (1215). After him are Sebastiaen Vrancx (1573), Guy Thys (1922), Henry III, Duke of Brabant (1231), Sigfried, Count of the Ardennes (919), Pierre François Verhulst (1804), and Louis Paul Boon (1912).


Among religious figures born in Belgium, Edward Schillebeeckx ranks 9Before him are Bavo of Ghent (589), Godfried Danneels (1933), Gudula (646), Begga (615), Adalard of Corbie (751), and Rimbert (830). After him are John Berchmans (1599), Désiré-Joseph Mercier (1851), Leo Joseph Suenens (1904), Sigebert of Gembloux (1030), William of St-Thierry (1085), and Joseph Cardijn (1882).