George Fox

1624 - 1691

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George Fox (July 1624 – 13 January 1691) was an English Dissenter, who was a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends. The son of a Leicestershire weaver, he lived in times of social upheaval and war. He rebelled against the religious and political authorities by proposing an unusual, uncompromising approach to the Christian faith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Fox has received more than 615,158 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). George Fox is the 855th most popular religious figure (down from 797th in 2019), the 919th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 795th in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Religious Figure.

George Fox was an English Christian minister who founded the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers. He is most famous for his role in the English Civil War and the foundation of Quakerism.

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Among religious figures, George Fox ranks 855 out of 2,272Before him are Eleazar, Arnulf of Metz, Diego de Landa, Simeon of Jerusalem, Antipope Christopher, and John of Rila. After him are Antipope Innocent III, Antipope Victor IV, John Eudes, Pierre Cauchon, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and Jane Frances de Chantal.

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Among people born in 1624, George Fox ranks 5Before him are Koxinga, Angelus Silesius, Guarino Guarini, and Empress Meishō. After him are Maria Miloslavskaya, Thomas Sydenham, George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, François de la Chaise, Arnold Geulincx, and Barent Fabritius. Among people deceased in 1691, George Fox ranks 6Before him are Suleiman II, Robert Boyle, Pope Alexander VIII, John George III, Elector of Saxony, and Aelbert Cuyp. After him are Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, Cornelis Tromp, Carlo Rainaldi, Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, and Richard Baxter.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Fox ranks 919 out of 6,924Before him are Natasha Richardson (1963), Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Dominic Purcell (1970), Francis Walsingham (1532), George Biddell Airy (1801), and Betty Williams (1943). After him are John Mayall (1933), John Pople (1925), W. T. Stead (1849), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (1424), and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, George Fox ranks 17Before him are Saint Malachy (1094), William Tyndale (1494), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Willibrord (658), Charles Spurgeon (1834), and Frederick Fleet (1887). After him are Mary Ann Nichols (1845), William Booth (1829), John Harvard (1607), Hudson Taylor (1832), John Fisher (1469), and Simon Stock (1164).