Johannes Magnus

1488 - 1544

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Johannes Magnus (a modified form of Ioannes Magnus, a Latin translation of his birth name Johan Månsson; 19 March 1488 – 22 March 1544) was the last functioning Catholic Archbishop in Sweden, and also a theologian, genealogist, and historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Magnus has received more than 49,104 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Johannes Magnus is the 1,358th most popular religious figure (down from 1,184th in 2019), the 297th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 266th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Johannes Magnus ranks 1,358 out of 2,238Before him are Bernardin Gantin, Emerentiana, Phinehas, Madeleine Sophie Barat, Dorotheus of Gaza, and Louis Massignon. After him are Christian Mortensen, Guru Amar Das, Marko Krizin, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Roger Deakins, and Marie of the Incarnation.

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Among people born in 1488, Johannes Magnus ranks 13Before him are Ferdinand Columbus, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Sebastian Münster, Joseph Karo, Charles II, Duke of Savoy, and Otto Brunfels. After him are Jan Tarnowski, Heinrich Glarean, Gustav Trolle, Alonso Berruguete, and Mother Shipton. Among people deceased in 1544, Johannes Magnus ranks 7Before him are Jungjong of Joseon, Manco Inca Yupanqui, Hwang Jini, Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, Clément Marot, and Pedro Damiano. After him are Valerius Cordus, Louis V, Elector Palatine, Ruy López de Villalobos, Antonio de Guevara, Teofilo Folengo, and Bonaventure des Périers.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Johannes Magnus ranks 297 out of 1,612Before him are Thomas Ravelli (1959), Ivar Kreuger (1880), Prince Oscar Bernadotte (1859), Mikkey Dee (1963), Jan-Ove Waldner (1965), and Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken (1616). After him are Anna Vasa of Sweden (1568), Noomi Rapace (1979), Erik Dahlbergh (1625), Sven Nordqvist (1946), Anita Björk (1923), and Christopher Polhem (1661).


Among religious figures born in Sweden, Johannes Magnus ranks 7Before him are Bridget of Sweden (1303), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Olaus Magnus (1490), Catherine of Vadstena (1331), Nathan Söderblom (1866), and Lars Levi Laestadius (1800). After him are Gustav Trolle (1488), Laurentius Petri (1499), Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna (1417), Elizabeth Hesselblad (1870), Ulf Ekman (1950), and Eva Brunne (1954).