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 20,476 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). John Ball is the 1,122nd most popular religious figure (up from 1,158th in 2019), the 1,318th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,427th in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John Ball ranks 1,122 out of 2,272Before him are Violet Brown, Dayananda Saraswati, Jubal, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, Jayadeva, and Theodulf of Orléans. After him are Anan ben David, Tatiana of Rome, George Sphrantzes, Adalard of Corbie, Pope Peter I of Alexandria, and Rimbert.

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Among people born in 1338, John Ball ranks 6Before him are Charles V of France, Tvrtko I of Bosnia, Joanna of Bourbon, Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, and Alexios III of Trebizond. After him are Louis, King of Sicily, Chungjeong of Goryeo, and Emperor Go-Kōgon. Among people deceased in 1381, John Ball ranks 4Before him are Catherine of Vadstena, Wat Tyler, and Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia. After him are John of Ruusbroec, Juana Manuel, and Taddea Visconti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Ball ranks 1,318 out of 6,924Before him are Gerald Gardner (1884), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), Julia Gillard (1961), Albert Hammond (1944), Ricky Gervais (1961), and Dave Evans (1953). After him are John Graunt (1620), John Charles (1931), Andy Summers (1942), John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384), John Boorman (1933), and Andrew Lincoln (1973).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Ball ranks 28Before him are John Fisher (1469), Simon Stock (1164), Annie Chapman (1841), Henry (1100), Edith Cavell (1865), and Catherine Eddowes (1842). After him are Saint David (512), Reginald Lee (1870), Elizabeth Blount (1500), Roger Deakins (1949), Gildas (500), and Keith O'Brien (1938).