Johann Tetzel

1460 - 1519

Johann Tetzel

Johann Tetzel (c. 1465 – 11 August 1519) was a Holy Roman Empire Dominican friar and preacher. He was appointed Inquisitor for Poland and Saxony, later becoming the Grand Commissioner for indulgences in Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Tetzel has received more than 345,407 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 624th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Johann Tetzel ranks 626 out of 2,001Before him are Romuald, Philemon, Gemma Galgani, Giulia Farnese, Margot Frank, and Pope Stephen VIII. After him are Epiphanius of Salamis, Saint Cajetan, Tarcisius, Menno Simons, Pope Stephen VI, and Athenagoras I of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 1460, Johann Tetzel ranks 3Before him are Vasco da Gama and Juan Ponce de León. After him are Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Bartholomew Columbus, Tristão da Cunha, Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, Lorenzo Costa, Juan de la Cosa, Tilman Riemenschneider, Judah Leon Abravanel, and Andrea Solari. Among people deceased in 1519, Johann Tetzel ranks 6Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Lucrezia Borgia, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, and Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino. After him are Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Juan de Flandes, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Michael Wolgemut, Hōjō Sōun, and Ambrosius Holbein.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Tetzel ranks 615 out of 3,763Before him are Ernst Chain (1906), John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Margot Frank (1926), Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), Oliver Kahn (1969), and Tannhäuser (1205). After him are Johann Reuchlin (1455), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Kurt Gerstein (1905), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Fritz Walter (1920), and Otto Ohlendorf (1907).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Johann Tetzel ranks 15Before him are Bruno of Cologne (1030), Pope Damasus II (1000), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Pope Victor II (1018), Rabanus Maurus (780), and Margot Frank (1926). After him are Therese Neumann (1898), Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), Bruno of Querfurt (970), Walter Kasper (1933), Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577), and Barbara Blomberg (1527).

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