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John Nelson Darby

1800 - 1882

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John Nelson Darby (18 November 1800 – 29 April 1882) was an Anglo-Irish Bible teacher, one of the influential figures among the original Plymouth Brethren and the founder of the Exclusive Brethren. He is considered to be the father of modern Dispensationalism and Futurism. Pre-tribulation rapture theology was popularized extensively in the 1830s by John Nelson Darby and the Plymouth Brethren, and further popularized in the United States in the early 20th century by the wide circulation of the Scofield Reference Bible.He produced translations of the Bible in German "Elberfelder Bibel", French "Pau" Bible, Dutch New Testament, and English (finished posthumously) based on the Hebrew and Greek texts called The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Nelson Darby has received more than 644,961 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. John Nelson Darby is the 1,342nd most popular religious figure (down from 1,183rd in 2019), the 1,604th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,438th in 2019) and the 39th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John Nelson Darby ranks 1,342 out of 2,238Before him are Franc Rode, Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, Agnes of Assisi, Ludger, Maria Giuseppa Robucci, and Fariduddin Ganjshakar. After him are Alexandre do Nascimento, Edward Cassidy, José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, Dominik Duka, 'Abd Allah ibn Rawahah, and Epaphras.

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Among people born in 1800, John Nelson Darby ranks 27Before him are Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Mustafa Reşid Pasha, Ányos Jedlik, and Evangelos Zappas. After him are Jakob Lorber, Juan José Flores, Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Aga Khan I, Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, and Charles Rogier. Among people deceased in 1882, John Nelson Darby ranks 34Before him are Thomas Hill Green, Henry Draper, Joachim Raff, Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Alfred Escher, and Estanislao Figueras. After him are Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann, János Arany, Berthold Auerbach, Friedrich von Lütke, Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Jørgen Moe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Nelson Darby ranks 1,604 out of 7,765Before him are Hannah Chaplin (1865), Paul Scholes (1974), Lionel Robbins (1898), Andy Gibb (1958), Paul Di'Anno (1958), and Sean Harris (1966). After him are Rædwald of East Anglia (550), Joe Davis (1901), George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), and Penelope Wilton (1946).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Nelson Darby ranks 39Before him are Simon Stock (1164), John Ball (1338), Reginald Lee (1870), Oswald of Northumbria (604), John Smyth (1570), and Rafael Merry del Val (1865). After him are Roger Deakins (1949), Dunstan (909), Julian of Norwich (1342), Stephen Langton (1150), Joseph Butler (1692), and Sigfrid of Sweden (1000).