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Hudson Taylor

1832 - 1905

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James Hudson Taylor (Chinese: 戴德生; pinyin: dài dé shēng; 21 May 1832 – 3 June 1905) was a British Baptist Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM, now OMF International). Taylor spent 54 years in China. The society that he began was responsible for bringing over 800 missionaries to the country who started 125 schools and directly resulted in 20,000 Christian conversions, as well as the establishment of more than 300 stations of work with more than 499 local helpers in all 18 provinces.Taylor was known for his admiration for Chinese culture and zeal for evangelism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hudson Taylor has received more than 768,991 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 21 in 2019). Hudson Taylor is the 1,065th most popular religious figure (down from 974th in 2019), the 1,191st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,109th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Hudson Taylor ranks 1,065 out of 2,238Before him are Pietro I Orseolo, Jerzy Popiełuszko, Zita, Gudula, Fausto Sozzini, and Louis of Toulouse. After him are Ermengarde of Tours, Pandita Ramabai, Jacques Paul Migne, Aqil ibn Abi Talib, Saint Marcella, and Fermin.

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Among people born in 1832, Hudson Taylor ranks 28Before him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Wilhelm Busch, Michel Bréal, Émile Gaboriau, and Henry Steel Olcott. After him are Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, Khurshidbanu Natavan, Rudolf Lipschitz, William Le Baron Jenney, Pavel Tretyakov, and Mary Ann Cotton. Among people deceased in 1905, Hudson Taylor ranks 21Before him are Walther Flemming, Albert Edelfelt, Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Alois Riegl, Constantin Meunier, and Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria. After him are Ivan Sechenov, Alphonse Allais, Oswald Achenbach, Albert von Kölliker, Adolf Bastian, and Marcel Schwob.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Hudson Taylor ranks 1,191 out of 7,765Before him are Greer Garson (1904), Thomas Hodgkin (1798), Nicko McBrain (1952), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Dave Murray (1956), and James Jeans (1877). After him are Fraser Stoddart (1942), Don Airey (1948), Michael Moorcock (1939), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Marc Bolan (1947), and Jack Bruce (1943).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Hudson Taylor ranks 29Before him are Henry (1100), William Booth (1829), John Fisher (1469), George Fox (1624), Annie Chapman (1841), and Elizabeth Blount (1500). After him are Catherine Eddowes (1842), Keith O'Brien (1938), Gildas (500), Simon Stock (1164), John Ball (1338), and Reginald Lee (1870).