John Knox

1514 - 1572

John Knox

John Knox (c. 1514 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish minister, 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 1,948,254 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 455th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, John Knox ranks 455 out of 2,001Before him are Christina of Bolsena, James, son of Alphaeus, Saint Maurice, Pope Sisinnius, Eric IX of Sweden, and Antipope Clement VII. After him are Pope Stephen I, Paul of Thebes, Pope Nicholas II, Eber, Josemaría Escrivá, and Jehoshaphat.

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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, and Claude Goudimel. Among people deceased in 1572, John Knox ranks 7Before him are Pope Pius V, Bronzino, Sigismund II Augustus, Jeanne d'Albret, Túpac Amaru, and Gaspard II de Coligny. After him are Şah Sultan, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Longqing Emperor, Isaac Luria, Miguel López de Legazpi, and Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Knox ranks 343 out of 5,347Before him are Ronald Coase (1910), Syd Barrett (1946), David II of Scotland (1324), Angela Lansbury (1925), John Everett Millais (1829), and George Michael (1963). After him are Frederick Soddy (1877), Ælla of Northumbria (800), William Wordsworth (1770), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Enid Blyton (1897), and John Bowlby (1907).

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Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Knox ranks 9Before him are Pope Clement II (1005), Saint Walpurga (710), William Laud (1573), Saint Boniface (680), John Wesley (1703), and Thomas Becket (1119). After him are Pope Adrian IV (1100), Willibrord (658), John Henry Newman (1801), Charles Spurgeon (1834), John Harvard (1607), and Thomas Wolsey (1473).

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