Gordon B. Hinckley

1910 - 2008

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Gordon Bitner Hinckley (June 23, 1910 – January 27, 2008) was an American religious leader and author who served as the 15th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from March 1995 until his death in January 2008 at age 97. Considered a prophet, seer, and revelator by church members, Hinckley was the oldest person to preside over the church in its history until Russell M. Nelson surpassed his age in 2022. Hinckley's presidency was noted for the building of temples, with more than half of existing temples being built under his leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordon B. Hinckley has received more than 1,076,462 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Gordon B. Hinckley is the 16,346th most popular politician (down from 15,057th in 2019), the 9,627th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,057th in 2019) and the 621st most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Gordon B. Hinckley ranks 16,346 out of 19,576Before him are Vyacheslav Bykov, Szymon Hołownia, Carl I. Hagen, Philipp Rösler, Santeri Alkio, and Lars-Emil Johansen. After him are Jon Ossoff, Reginald McKenna, Rabri Devi, Ole von Beust, Georgios Bartzokas, and Ahmad Massoud.

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Among people born in 1910, Gordon B. Hinckley ranks 354Before him are Carroll Quigley, Jacinto Villalba, Magnar Isaksen, Carlos Ulrrico Cesco, Vasile Deheleanu, and Felipe Rosas. After him are József Várszegi, Lucky Dube, Peter Hirt, Mae Clarke, Herbert Adamski, and Hilda Strike. Among people deceased in 2008, Gordon B. Hinckley ranks 326Before him are Halszka Osmólska, Heinz Wewers, Ann Savage, Buddy Miles, Jerry Wexler, and Pippa Bacca. After him are Jeff Healey, Irmgard Praetz, Witold Woyda, Carl Kaufmann, Avery Dulles, and Alton Ellis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gordon B. Hinckley ranks 9,627 out of 20,380Before him are Keith Szarabajka (1952), Otis Blackwell (1931), Kevin Chapman (1962), Meg Whitman (1956), B. J. Novak (1979), and Wallace Langham (1965). After him are Greg Graffin (1964), Colin Campbell Cooper (1856), Pauline Starke (1901), Jon Ossoff (1987), Eddie Hazel (1950), and Charles Augustus Young (1834).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Gordon B. Hinckley ranks 621Before him are Mae Young (1923), Michael Hayden (1945), Henry McMaster (1947), Karl Rove (1950), Lorenzo Snow (1814), and Edward Seaga (1930). After him are Jon Ossoff (1987), George Hearst (1820), Kathy Hochul (1958), Stanley Wagner (1908), Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927), and John Nelson (1791).