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John Henry Newman

1801 - 1890

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John Henry Newman (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was an English theologian, academic, philosopher, historian, writer, and poet, first as an Anglican priest and later as a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s, and was canonised as a saint in the Catholic Church in 2019. Originally an evangelical academic at the University of Oxford and priest in the Church of England, Newman was drawn to the high-church tradition of Anglicanism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Henry Newman has received more than 2,157,894 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). John Henry Newman is the 723rd most popular religious figure (down from 658th in 2019), the 635th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 598th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Religious Figure.

John Henry Newman was a British theologian who converted to Catholicism. He is most famous for his work on the development of doctrine and his writings on religious education.

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Among religious figures, John Henry Newman ranks 723 out of 2,238Before him are Antipope Ursicinus, Eusebius of Nicomedia, Theophilus of Antioch, Maudgalyayana, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, and Canaan. After him are Margaret of Hungary, Antipope Anacletus II, Saint Eligius, Obadiah, Frances of Rome, and Radha.

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Among people born in 1801, John Henry Newman ranks 9Before him are Gustav Fechner, Josip Jelačić, Frédéric Bastiat, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, and Amalie Auguste of Bavaria. After him are Johannes Peter Müller, Joseph Plateau, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Joseph Lanner, Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria, and Antoine Augustin Cournot. Among people deceased in 1890, John Henry Newman ranks 15Before him are Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Henri Nestlé, Joseph Merrick, Richard Francis Burton, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and William Kemmler. After him are Niels Gade, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, Jyotirao Phule, Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Gottfried Keller, and Lorenz von Stein.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Henry Newman ranks 635 out of 7,765Before him are James Mill (1773), Karl Pearson (1857), Julie Walters (1950), Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1484), Jane Seymour (1951), and Thomas Bayes (1702). After him are Bruce Dickinson (1958), William Byrd (1543), Tim Curry (1946), Philippa of England (1394), Rachel Weisz (1970), and Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Henry Newman ranks 15Before him are John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), John Harvard (1607), and Pope Adrian IV (1100). After him are Willibrord (658), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Frederick Fleet (1887), Saint Malachy (1094), Reginald Pole (1500), and Edith Cavell (1865).