Joachim Meisner

1933 - 2017

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Joachim Meisner (25 December 1933 – 5 July 2017) was a German cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was the immediate past Archbishop of Cologne, serving from 1989 until his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis in 2014. He previously served as Bishop of Berlin from 1980 to 1989, and was created a cardinal in 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Meisner has received more than 96,687 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Joachim Meisner is the 1,356th most popular religious figure (down from 1,202nd in 2019), the 488th most popular biography from Poland (down from 415th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Polish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Joachim Meisner ranks 1,356 out of 2,272Before him are Parshvanatha, Bernard de Montfaucon, Phinehas, Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi, Anthim the Iberian, and Lorenzo Baldisseri. After him are Antonio Quarracino, Louis Massignon, Amandus, Theodosius the Cenobiarch, Marc Ouellet, and George Alencherry.

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Among people born in 1933, Joachim Meisner ranks 154Before him are Dan Flavin, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Doyle Brunson, Andrei Voznesensky, James Rosenquist, and Hossein Nasr. After him are John Aniston, Lamine Diack, Alan Stacey, Otto Barić, Ray Dolby, and Mako. Among people deceased in 2017, Joachim Meisner ranks 149Before him are Brunhilde Pomsel, Charles Bachman, Tom Petty, Claude Rich, James Rosenquist, and Vito Acconci. After him are Daliah Lavi, Robert Miles, Jiro Taniguchi, John Wetton, Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Seijun Suzuki.

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Among people born in Poland, Joachim Meisner ranks 488 out of 1,231Before him are Karl Gützlaff (1803), Sholem Asch (1880), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Robert Remak (1815), Emil Leon Post (1897), and Franz Neumann (1900). After him are Piotr Skarga (1536), Stanisław Przybyszewski (1868), Jan Tarnowski (1488), Izabella Scorupco (1970), Stanisław Wojciechowski (1869), and Józef Ignacy Kraszewski (1812).


Among religious figures born in Poland, Joachim Meisner ranks 19Before him are Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867), Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947), Emil Krebs (1867), Wolf Messing (1899), Andrew Bobola (1591), and Zenon Grocholewski (1939). After him are John Albert Vasa (1612), Franciszek Macharski (1927), Jan Łaski (1499), Caspar Schwenckfeld (1490), Bernhard Lichtenberg (1875), and Anna Wierzbicka (1938).