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 112,482 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Godfried Danneels is the 896th most popular religious figure (down from 633rd in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 90th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Godfried Danneels ranks 896 out of 2,272Before him are Sergius of Radonezh, Melito of Sardis, Roberto Calvi, Romanos the Melodist, Peter of Verona, and Lidwina. After him are Angelo Scola, Alfredo Ottaviani, Robert Sarah, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Lucian of Antioch, and Lambert of Maastricht.

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Among people born in 1933, Godfried Danneels ranks 80Before him are Peter Mansfield, Richard R. Ernst, Michel Hidalgo, Mathieu Kérékou, John Mayall, and Elizabeth Montgomery. After him are David Hamilton, Jeremy Brett, Teresa Berganza, Jerzy Kosiński, Robert Curl, and Jean-Claude Brialy. Among people deceased in 2019, Godfried Danneels ranks 67Before him are Zhores Alferov, Sydney Brenner, Demetris Christofias, Ginger Baker, Raymond Poulidor, and Michel Serres. After him are Yury Luzhkov, André Previn, Lee Iacocca, Max Wright, Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, and Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório.

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Among people born in Belgium, Godfried Danneels ranks 160 out of 899Before him are Marc Dutroux (1956), Cipriano de Rore (1515), Princess Clémentine of Belgium (1872), Paul Van Himst (1943), John Langenus (1891), and Constantin Meunier (1831). After him are Raymond Goethals (1921), Wilfried Martens (1936), Johannes Tinctoris (1435), Jacob Le Maire (1585), Chantal Mouffe (1943), and Paul Otlet (1868).


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), Begga (615), Adalard of Corbie (751), Rimbert (830), Edward Schillebeeckx (1914), John Berchmans (1599), Désiré-Joseph Mercier (1851), and Leo Joseph Suenens (1904).