John Ball

1338 - 1381

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John Ball (c. 1338 – 15 July 1381) was an English priest who took a prominent part in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ball has received more than 26,985 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John Ball is the 1,646th most popular religious figure (down from 1,275th in 2019), the 1,842nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,464th in 2019) and the 49th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John Ball ranks 1,646 out of 3,187Before him are Quirinus of Sescia, Bartolomé Carranza, Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, Soga no Umako, Alids, and Miloslav Vlk. After him are Fernando Ocáriz Braña, Emil Krebs, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Jan Łaski, and Kōdō Sawaki.

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Among people born in 1338, John Ball ranks 9Before him are Joanna of Bourbon, Biligtü Khan Ayushiridara, Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Emperor Go-Kōgon, Alexios III of Trebizond, and Louis, King of Sicily. After him are Chungjeong of Goryeo, and Ismail II of Granada. Among people deceased in 1381, John Ball ranks 8Before him are Juana Manuel, Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, John of Ruusbroec, Beatrice of Portugal, Wat Tyler, and Taddea Visconti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Ball ranks 1,842 out of 8,785Before him are Richard Adams (1920), Emma Darwin (1808), Peter Shaffer (1926), Tony Sheridan (1940), Jasper Tudor (1431), and Ernest Jones (1879). After him are James Braid (1795), Christine Keeler (1942), Rick Wakeman (1949), William Boyce (1711), George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827), and Louis Harold Gray (1905).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Ball ranks 49Before him are Stephen Langton (1150), Richard Williamson (1940), Sigfrid of Sweden (1000), Saint Alban (300), Reginald Lee (1870), and Julian of Norwich (1342). After him are Barbara West (1911), John Smyth (1570), Willibald (700), Mary Ward (1585), Roger Deakins (1949), and Joseph Butler (1692).