James Anderson

1680 - 1739

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James Anderson (c. 1679/1680 – 1739) was a Scottish writer and minister born and educated in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was ordained a minister in the Church of Scotland in 1707 and moved to London, where he ministered to the Glass House Street congregation until 1710, to the Presbyterian church in Swallow Street until 1734, and at Lisle Street Chapel until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Anderson has received more than 86,462 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. James Anderson is the 1,215th most popular writer (down from 1,130th in 2019), the 961st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 838th in 2019) and the 117th most popular British Writer.

James Anderson is most famous for being the first African American to play in the National Basketball Association.

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Among writers, James Anderson ranks 1,215 out of 5,794Before him are Comtessa de Dia, Hugh Lofting, John Berger, Marcus Tullius Tiro, Arnold van Gennep, and Giovanni Papini. After him are Matthias Flacius, Namdev, Indro Montanelli, Garcilaso de la Vega, Yakub Kolas, and Winifred Wagner.

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Among people born in 1680, James Anderson ranks 6Before him are Blackbeard, Benjamin Hornigold, Charles Vane, Catherine Opalińska, and Richard Cantillon. After him are Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Saliha Sultan, Ephraim Chambers, Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia, and Johann Baptist Zimmermann. Among people deceased in 1739, James Anderson ranks 4Before him are Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Benedetto Marcello, and Marie Anne de Bourbon. After him are Reinhard Keiser, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, Saliha Sultan, Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Dick Turpin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Anderson ranks 961 out of 6,924Before him are J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Damon Hill (1960), David Prowse (1935), Amy Winehouse (1983), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), and Kim Cattrall (1956). After him are Philip Sclater (1829), Æthelbald, King of Wessex (831), Joseph Chamberlain (1836), Clementine Churchill (1885), Winifred Wagner (1897), and Samuel Crompton (1753).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, James Anderson ranks 117Before him are Allan Pinkerton (1819), Robert Browning (1812), Ruth Rendell (1930), Samuel Butler (1612), Hugh Lofting (1886), and John Berger (1926). After him are Winifred Wagner (1897), Lee Child (1954), Aphra Behn (1640), Alistair MacLean (1922), Matthew Lewis (1775), and Alma Reville (1899).