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Godfried Danneels

1933 - 2019

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Godfried Maria Jules Danneels (4 June 1933 – 14 March 2019) was a Belgian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and the chairman of the episcopal conference of his native country from 1979 to 2010. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Godfried Danneels has received more than 134,635 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Godfried Danneels is the 1,001st most popular religious figure (down from 895th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 160th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Godfried Danneels ranks 1,001 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Petronilla, Leonardo Boff, Saint David, Primož Trubar, Servatius of Tongeren, and Stephen Harding. After him are Yolanda of Poland, Henry, Catherine of Genoa, Saint Chrysogonus, Henry Benedict Stuart, and Elon.

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Among people born in 1933, Godfried Danneels ranks 94Before him are David Hamilton, Cees Nooteboom, Teresa Berganza, Manu Dibango, Walter Kasper, and Lea Massari. After him are Hisataka Okamoto, Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Fouad Mebazaa, Tomas Milian, and Jehan Sadat. Among people deceased in 2019, Godfried Danneels ranks 74Before him are Paul Greengard, Fernando de la Rúa, Valery Bykovsky, Vladimir Bukovsky, Stanley Donen, and Jessye Norman. After him are Tomi Ungerer, John Robert Schrieffer, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Isabel Sarli, Raymond Poulidor, and Valentina Cortese.

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Among people born in Belgium, Godfried Danneels ranks 178 out of 1,019Before him are Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759), Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant (1859), Georges Rodenbach (1855), Catharina van Hemessen (1528), Eric Gerets (1954), and Jan Matsys (1509). After him are Constantin Meunier (1831), Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1422), Clara Peeters (1594), Raymond Goethals (1921), Paul Otlet (1868), and Roelant Savery (1576).


Among religious figures born in Belgium, Godfried Danneels ranks 4Before him are Father Damien (1840), Gertrude of Nivelles (626), and Bavo of Ghent (589). After him are Gudula (646), Lutgardis (1182), Begga (615), Rimbert (830), Adalard of Corbie (751), Désiré-Joseph Mercier (1851), Edward Schillebeeckx (1914), and William of St-Thierry (1085).