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George Whitefield

1714 - 1770

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George Whitefield (; 27 December [O.S. 16 December] 1714 – 30 September 1770), also known as George Whitfield, was an Anglican cleric and evangelist who was one of the founders of Methodism and the evangelical movement.Born in Gloucester, he matriculated at Pembroke College at the University of Oxford in 1732. There he joined the "Holy Club" and was introduced to the Wesley brothers, John and Charles, with whom he would work closely in his later ministry. Whitefield was ordained after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Whitefield has received more than 1,189,782 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). George Whitefield is the 2,299th most popular writer (down from 2,190th in 2019), the 1,766th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,677th in 2019) and the 198th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, George Whitefield ranks 2,299 out of 5,755Before him are Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Ai Qing, Ka'b ibn Zuhayr, Stefan Żeromski, Francesc Eiximenis, and S. S. Van Dine. After him are Terry Goodkind, Victoria Ocampo, Cao Yu, Mir Taqi Mir, Zabel Yesayan, and Nikolay Dobrolyubov.

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Among people born in 1714, George Whitefield ranks 14Before him are Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Alaungpaya, Pontiac, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, and Kristijonas Donelaitis. After him are Princess Anne Charlotte of Lorraine, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, Emer de Vattel, César-François Cassini de Thury, Richard Wilson, and Christoph Bartholomäus Anton Migazzi. Among people deceased in 1770, George Whitefield ranks 10Before him are Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Thomas Chatterton, Suzuki Harunobu, Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, and Jean-Antoine Nollet. After him are James Stirling, George Grenville, Francesco Araja, Charles Avison, and Georg Dionysius Ehret.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Whitefield ranks 1,766 out of 7,765Before him are Nick Simper (1945), Pasquale Anfossi (1727), William Boyce (1711), John Gould (1804), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), and Edith Tolkien (1889). After him are Peter Capaldi (1958), Jack W. Szostak (1952), Naomie Harris (1976), John Adams (1767), James Gillray (1756), and Edward Balliol (1283).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, George Whitefield ranks 198Before him are Noël Coward (1899), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Rebecca West (1892), William Beckford (1760), and Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868). After him are Orderic Vitalis (1075), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), James Boswell (1740), Clive Barker (1952), Michael Jackson (1942), and Alan Sillitoe (1928).