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Johann Eck

1486 - 1543

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Johann Maier von Eck (13 November 1486 – 13 February 1543), often anglicized as John Eck, was a German Catholic theologian, scholastic, prelate, and a pioneer of the counter-reformation who was among Martin Luther's most important interlocutors and theological opponents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Eck has received more than 202,268 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Eck is the 1,004th most popular religious figure (down from 932nd in 2019), the 1,382nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,319th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular German Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Johann Eck ranks 1,004 out of 2,238Before him are Marcabru, Gianna Beretta Molla, Mark of Ephesus, Lawrence of Brindisi, Ascanio Sforza, and Henri de Lubac. After him are Augustine of Canterbury, Charles I, Count of Flanders, Ibn Qutaybah, Al-Tabarani, Isma'il ibn Ja'far, and Jayadeva.

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Among people born in 1486, Johann Eck ranks 11Before him are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sher Shah Suri, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Francysk Skaryna, Gerolamo Emiliani, and Ahuitzotl. After him are Martin Agricola, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Andreas Karlstadt, Thomas of Villanova, Sigismund von Herberstein, and Girolamo Priuli. Among people deceased in 1543, Johann Eck ranks 6Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus, Şehzade Mehmed, Mary Boleyn, Afonso I of Kongo, and Al-Mutawakkil III. After him are Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Maria Salviati, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Francesco Canova da Milano, and Polidoro da Caravaggio.

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Among people born in Germany, Johann Eck ranks 1,382 out of 6,142Before him are John George IV, Elector of Saxony (1668), Til Schweiger (1963), Axel Honneth (1949), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Otto Wels (1873), and Jakob Wassermann (1873). After him are Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (1866), Johann Kuhnau (1660), Julius Schaub (1898), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Nicolaus von Below (1907), and Bert Trautmann (1923).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Johann Eck ranks 32Before him are Severinus of Noricum (410), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878), Otto of Bamberg (1060), and Mechtilde (1241). After him are Walter Kasper (1933), Henry of Latvia (1187), Rupert of Salzburg (650), Günter Guillaume (1927), Johann Arndt (1555), and Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577).