John Henry Newman

1801 - 1890

John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was an English theologian and poet, first an Anglican priest and later 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 Oxford University academic and priest in the Church of England, Newman became 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 1,255,419 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 694th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, John Henry Newman ranks 696 out of 2,001Before him are Gregory Thaumaturgus, Zayd ibn Ali, Mikao Usui, Atiśa, Peter Chrysologus, and Jean Mabillon. After him are Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Theophilus of Antioch, `Abdu'l-Bahá, Saint Remigius, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, and Saint Eligius.

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Among people born in 1801, John Henry Newman ranks 10Before him are Josip Jelačić, Frédéric Bastiat, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, and Johannes Peter Müller. After him are Joseph Plateau, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Joseph Lanner, George Biddell Airy, and Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria. Among people deceased in 1890, John Henry Newman ranks 16Before him are Henri Nestlé, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Richard Francis Burton, William Kemmler, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Niels Gade. After him are Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters, Gottfried Keller, Lorenz von Stein, Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Jyotirao Phule, and Christopher Latham Sholes.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Henry Newman ranks 646 out of 5,347Before him are Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764), Edgar Adrian (1889), Christopher Nolan (1970), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Duncan Edwards (1936), and Richard Arkwright (1732). After him are William Holman Hunt (1827), John Cale (1942), William Webb Ellis (1806), Amélie of Orléans (1865), James Macpherson (1736), and Robert Graves (1895).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Henry Newman ranks 12Before him are Saint Boniface (680), John Wesley (1703), Thomas Becket (1119), John Knox (1514), Pope Adrian IV (1100), and Willibrord (658). After him are Charles Spurgeon (1834), John Harvard (1607), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), Saint Malachy (1094), and George Fox (1624).

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