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John Knox

1514 - 1572

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John Knox (Scottish Gaelic: Iain Cnocc; born 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 2,799,906 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. John Knox is the 590th most popular religious figure (down from 471st in 2019), the 461st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 367th in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among religious figures, John Knox ranks 590 out of 2,238Before him are Jean Meslier, Gamaliel, Pope Theodore II, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Sister Lúcia, and Joan Enric Vives Sicília. After him are Macarius of Egypt, Angelus Silesius, Jacobus da Varagine, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Severinus, and Pope Leo VI.

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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, Thomas Culpeper, Philibert de l'Orme, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, Claude Goudimel, and Hai Rui. Among people deceased in 1572, John Knox ranks 9Before him are Bronzino, Şah Sultan, Jeanne d'Albret, Túpac Amaru, Gaspard II de Coligny, and Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía. After him are Isaac Luria, Longqing Emperor, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Archduchess Barbara of Austria, François Clouet, and Petrus Ramus.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Knox ranks 461 out of 7,765Before him are Mike Oldfield (1953), Tony Scott (1944), James Callaghan (1912), William Kidd (1645), Mary Anning (1799), and Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751). After him are Philip Larkin (1922), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Richard Francis Burton (1821), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Hicks (1904), and Samuel Butler (1835).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Knox ranks 7Before him are Saint Patrick (385), Saint Ursula (400), Thomas Becket (1119), Saint Boniface (680), John Wesley (1703), and Saint Walpurga (710). After him are William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), John Harvard (1607), Pope Adrian IV (1100), and John Henry Newman (1801).