John Knox

1514 - 1572

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John Knox (c. 1514 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish minister, Reformed theologian, and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation. He was the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Born in Giffordgate, a street in Haddington, East Lothian, Knox is believed to have been educated at the University of St Andrews and worked as a notary-priest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Knox has received more than 3,137,563 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). John Knox is the 634th most popular religious figure (down from 607th in 2019), the 454th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 461st in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Religious Figure.

John Knox is most famous for being a Scottish theologian and reformer. He is most well known for leading the Protestant Reformation in Scotland.

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Over the past year John Knox has had the most page views in the with 315,765 views, followed by Portuguese (28,027), and Spanish (27,849). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Classical Chinese (261.00%), Hebrew (193.81%), and Pashto (127.75%)


Among religious figures, John Knox ranks 634 out of 3,187Before him are Canaan, Pope Vigilius, Jean Meslier, Pope Felix IV, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and Charles Taze Russell. After him are Peter Waldo, Jael, Father Damien, Catherine Labouré, Obadiah, and Nicodemus.

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Among people born in 1514, John Knox ranks 3Before him are Andreas Vesalius, and Tahmasp I. After him are Georg Joachim Rheticus, Philibert de l'Orme, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Claude Goudimel, Thomas Culpeper, Hai Rui, Baba Nobuharu, and Virgil Solis. Among people deceased in 1572, John Knox ranks 8Before him are Sigismund II Augustus, Bronzino, Jeanne d'Albret, Túpac Amaru, Şah Sultan, and Gaspard II de Coligny. After him are Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Isaac Luria, Longqing Emperor, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Miguel López de Legazpi, and François Clouet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Knox ranks 454 out of 8,785Before him are John Rhys-Davies (1944), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), Tim Curry (1946), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Samuel Johnson (1709), and Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941). After him are Thomas Gainsborough (1727), John Bonham (1948), John Edward Gray (1800), Thomas Harriot (1560), William Adams (1564), and Austen Chamberlain (1863).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Knox ranks 8Before him are Saint Ursula (400), Alcuin (735), Thomas Becket (1119), William Laud (1573), Edward the Confessor (1003), and John Wesley (1703). After him are Saint Walpurga (710), Saint Boniface (680), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Pope Adrian IV (1100), Willibrord (658), and John Henry Newman (1801).