John Wesley

1703 - 1791

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John Wesley (; 28 June [O.S. 17 June] 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an English cleric, theologian, and evangelist who was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism. The societies he founded became the dominant form of the independent Methodist movement that continues to this day. Educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford, Wesley was elected a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1726 and ordained as an Anglican priest two years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wesley has received more than 4,163,160 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). John Wesley is the 604th most popular religious figure (down from 531st in 2019), the 412th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 393rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Religious Figure.

Wesley was an Anglican priest and theologian who founded the Methodist movement. He is most famous for his work in the evangelical movement.

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Over the past year John Wesley has had the most page views in the with 501,420 views, followed by Spanish (84,547), and Portuguese (77,270). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (580.21%), Simple English (109.04%), and Tamil (73.13%)


Among religious figures, John Wesley ranks 604 out of 3,187Before him are Onuphrius, Macarius of Egypt, Qasim ibn Muhammad, Pope Stephen V, Pope Theodore II, and Muhammad Ahmad. After him are Seraphim of Sarov, Pope Stephen IX, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Huineng, and Angela Merici.

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Among people born in 1703, John Wesley ranks 4Before him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Marie Leszczyńska, and François Boucher. After him are Louis, Duke of Orléans, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Jonathan Edwards, Anton Wilhelm Amo, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Johann Gottlieb Graun, and Aleksei Chirikov. Among people deceased in 1791, John Wesley ranks 4Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, and Grigory Potemkin. After him are Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Jacob Frank, Étienne Maurice Falconet, Ignaz von Born, Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, Joseph Gaertner, João de Loureiro, and Besiki.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Wesley ranks 412 out of 8,785Before him are Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Charles Lyell (1797), Henry Moseley (1887), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Anne Hathaway (1556). After him are Donald Winnicott (1896), Robert Plant (1948), Thomas Cook (1808), Anne Neville (1456), Bobby Moore (1941), and Christopher Wren (1632).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Wesley ranks 7Before him are Saint Patrick (385), Saint Ursula (400), Alcuin (735), Thomas Becket (1119), William Laud (1573), and Edward the Confessor (1003). After him are John Knox (1514), Saint Walpurga (710), Saint Boniface (680), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Pope Adrian IV (1100), and Willibrord (658).