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John Harvard

1607 - 1638

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John Harvard (1607–1638) was an English dissenting minister in Colonial America whose deathbed bequest to the "schoale or colledge" founded two years earlier by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was consequently ordered "that the Colledge agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridge shalbee called Harvard Colledge."Harvard University considers him the most honored of its founders—those whose efforts and contributions in its early days "ensure[d] its permanence"—and a statue in his honor is a prominent feature of Harvard Yard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Harvard has received more than 33,734 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John Harvard is the 671st most popular religious figure (up from 946th in 2019), the 590th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,072nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John Harvard ranks 671 out of 2,238Before him are Ludmila of Bohemia, Gertrude the Great, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, Sa'id bin Zayd, Mahapajapati Gotami, and Julia of Corsica. After him are Silas, Martin de Porres, Mahākāśyapa, Lydia of Thyatira, Atiśa, and Cornelius the Centurion.

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Among people born in 1607, John Harvard ranks 2Before him is Michiel de Ruyter. After him are Madeleine de Scudéry, Jan Lievens, Anna Maria van Schurman, Zhu Yousong, Infante Carlos of Spain, Antoine Gombaud, Wenceslaus Hollar, Paul Gerhardt, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, and Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans. Among people deceased in 1638, John Harvard ranks 2Before him is Cornelius Jansen. After him are Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg, François Leclerc du Tremblay, Ivan Gundulić, Johannes Althusius, Adriaen Brouwer, Cyril Lucaris, Amakusa Shirō, Peter Minuit, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, and Willem Blaeu.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Harvard ranks 590 out of 7,765Before him are Sean Bean (1959), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), Denis Law (1940), A. J. Cronin (1896), and Ian Stewart (1938). After him are Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Peter Greenaway (1942), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Leslie Howard (1893), and Ramsay MacDonald (1866).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Harvard ranks 11Before him are John Wesley (1703), Saint Walpurga (710), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), and William Tyndale (1494). After him are Pope Adrian IV (1100), John Henry Newman (1801), Willibrord (658), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Frederick Fleet (1887), and Saint Malachy (1094).