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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 3,640,915 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). John Wesley is the 518th most popular religious figure (down from 460th in 2019), the 393rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 348th in 2019) and the 5th 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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Among religious figures, John Wesley ranks 518 out of 2,238Before him are Annas, Saint Boniface, Pope Stephen VII, Alphonsus Liguori, Simeon, and Ja'far ibn Abi Talib. After him are Pope Anastasius II, Dionysius Exiguus, Saint Giles, Anas ibn Malik, Angela Merici, and Adalbert of Prague.

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

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Wesley ranks 393 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Cook (1808), John le Carré (1931), Beatrix Potter (1866), Saint Boniface (680), Christian de Duve (1917), and Margot Fonteyn (1919). After him are Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), J. M. Barrie (1860), Ian Holm (1931), Fred Hoyle (1915), Frank Whittle (1907), and Robert Fripp (1946).

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Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, John Wesley ranks 5Before him are Saint Patrick (385), Saint Ursula (400), Thomas Becket (1119), and Saint Boniface (680). After him are Saint Walpurga (710), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), John Harvard (1607), and Pope Adrian IV (1100).