John Newton

1725 - 1807

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John Newton (; 4 August [O.S. 24 July] 1725 – 21 December 1807) was an English Anglican cleric, a captain of slave ships who later became an investor in the slave trade but subsequently became an abolitionist. He served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period after forced recruitment. Newton went to sea at a young age and worked on slave ships in the slave trade for several years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Newton has received more than 1,708,266 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. John Newton is the 451st most popular companion (down from 408th in 2019), the 1,348th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,230th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Companion.

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Among companions, John Newton ranks 451 out of 687Before him are Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, Aelia Flaccilla, Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Charlotte, Princess Royal, Artakama, and Aspasia Manos. After him are Eleanor of Sicily, Fulvia Plautilla, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Claudia Antonia, Princess Christina of the Netherlands, and Catherine Stenbock.

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Among people born in 1725, John Newton ranks 14Before him are Suzuki Harunobu, Ahilyabai Holkar, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Henry Benedict Stuart, Robert Clive, and Pyotr Rumyantsev. After him are Guillaume Le Gentil, Maria Teresa Cybo-Malaspina, Duchess of Massa, Arthur Guinness, Franz Moritz von Lacy, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller. Among people deceased in 1807, John Newton ranks 10Before him are Pasquale Paoli, Jérôme Lalande, Magtymguly Pyragy, George Atwood, Henry Benedict Stuart, and Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are Osman Pazvantoğlu, Nikolai Rezanov, Jacob Philipp Hackert, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Newton ranks 1,348 out of 6,924Before him are George Cayley (1773), Thomas Lipton (1848), William Stuart-Houston (1911), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), Cerdic of Wessex (467), and David Lodge (1935). After him are Marina Berti (1924), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Robert Stephenson (1803), Saint David (512), Neville Marriner (1924), and Harry Gregg (1932).

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