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John Newton

1725 - 1807

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John Newton (; 4 August [O.S. 24 July] 1725 – 21 December 1807) was an English evangelical Anglican cleric and slavery abolitionist. He had previously been a captain of slave ships and an investor in the slave trade. He served as a sailor in the Royal Navy (after forced recruitment) and was himself enslaved for a time in West Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Newton has received more than 1,938,912 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). John Newton is the 447th most popular companion (up from 450th in 2019), the 1,284th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,347th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Companion.

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Among companions, John Newton ranks 447 out of 673Before him are Sophia of Bavaria, Berengaria of Barcelona, Adela of Flanders, Geraldine of Albania, Narriman Sadek, and Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway. After him are Catherine Stenbock, Zarifa Aliyeva, Empress He, Richenza of Northeim, Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon, and Matilda of Frisia.

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Among people born in 1725, John Newton ranks 12Before him are Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Robert Clive, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Ludovico Manin, Suzuki Harunobu, and Henry Benedict Stuart. After him are Pyotr Rumyantsev, Ahilyabai Holkar, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Franz Moritz von Lacy, Maria Teresa Cybo-Malaspina, Duchess of Massa, and Guillaume Le Gentil. Among people deceased in 1807, John Newton ranks 9Before him are Pasquale Paoli, Jérôme Lalande, Magtymguly Pyragy, Jeanne Baret, Henry Benedict Stuart, and George Atwood. After him are Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Osman Pazvantoğlu, Jacob Philipp Hackert, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Nikolai Rezanov, and Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Newton ranks 1,284 out of 7,765Before him are Wayne Rooney (1985), Chris Martin (1977), Brian Clough (1935), Seal (1963), David Prowse (1935), and Sam Mendes (1965). After him are Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), Kate Beckinsale (1973), Colin Wilson (1931), William George Horner (1786), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), and Pattie Boyd (1944).

Among COMPANIONS In United Kingdom

Among companions born in United Kingdom, John Newton ranks 43Before him are Lilian, Princess of Réthy (1916), Mary de Bohun (1369), Matilda of Scotland (1080), Ealhswith (852), Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965), and Elizabeth de Burgh (1289). After him are Joan of the Tower (1321), Edith Tolkien (1889), Hugh Despenser the younger (1287), Joan of England, Queen of Scotland (1210), Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (1912), and Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway (1261).