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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 23,506 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John Ball is the 1,237th most popular religious figure (down from 1,121st in 2019), the 1,469th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,317th in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John Ball ranks 1,237 out of 2,238Before him are Sebeos, Piero Marini, Germanus of Auxerre, Kartini, Anan ben David, and Aleksandr Akimov. After him are Antoninus of Florence, Mohammad-Baqer Majlesi, Agnes of Montepulciano, Diego Laynez, Paisios of Mount Athos, and Maurice de Sully.

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Among people born in 1338, John Ball ranks 7Before him are Charles V of France, Tvrtko I of Bosnia, Joanna of Bourbon, Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Louis, King of Sicily, and Alexios III of Trebizond. After him are Emperor Go-Kōgon and Chungjeong of Goryeo. Among people deceased in 1381, John Ball ranks 4Before him are Catherine of Vadstena, Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Wat Tyler. After him are John of Ruusbroec, Beatrice of Portugal, Juana Manuel, and Taddea Visconti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Ball ranks 1,469 out of 7,765Before him are Anthony Minghella (1954), Jeffrey Archer (1940), Marina Berti (1924), Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763), Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), and Francesca Annis (1945). After him are Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933), John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404), Adrian Newey (1958), Paul Bettany (1971), Emilia Clarke (1986), and Fergus Suter (1857).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Ball ranks 34Before him are Elizabeth Blount (1500), Hudson Taylor (1832), Catherine Eddowes (1842), Keith O'Brien (1938), Gildas (500), and Simon Stock (1164). After him are Reginald Lee (1870), Oswald of Northumbria (604), John Smyth (1570), Rafael Merry del Val (1865), John Nelson Darby (1800), and Roger Deakins (1949).