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John Wycliffe

1324 - 1384

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John Wycliffe (; also spelled Wyclif, Wickliffe, and other variants; c. 1328 – 31 December 1384) was an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, biblical translator, reformer, Catholic priest, and a seminary professor at the University of Oxford. He became an influential dissident within the Catholic priesthood during the 14th century and is considered an important predecessor to Protestantism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wycliffe has received more than 2,372,722 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). John Wycliffe is the 155th most popular philosopher (down from 121st in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Philosopher.

John Wycliffe is most famous for translating the Bible into English.

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Among philosophers, John Wycliffe ranks 155 out of 1,081Before him are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Kabir, Jean Baudrillard, Herbert Marcuse, Hippias, and Adi Shankara. After him are Louis Althusser, Ernst Cassirer, Christian Wolff, Adam Weishaupt, Ferdinand Tönnies, and Max Stirner.

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Among people born in 1324, John Wycliffe ranks 1After him are David II of Scotland, Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria, Joan, Duchess of Brittany, Louis, Count of Gravina, Manuel II of Trebizond, Giottino, Adelaide of Hesse, and Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1384, John Wycliffe ranks 1After him are Louis I, Duke of Anjou, Louis II, Count of Flanders, Geert Groote, Joan, Duchess of Brittany, Beatrice Regina della Scala, Magnus I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Thomas Preljubović.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Wycliffe ranks 216 out of 7,765Before him are William Golding (1911), Ken Miles (1918), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Brian Jones (1942), C. S. Lewis (1898), and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869). After him are Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Henry Morgan (1635), Harold Godwinson (1022), and Margaret Tudor (1489).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Wycliffe ranks 13Before him are William of Ockham (1285), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), Joseph Priestley (1733), John Venn (1834), and Duns Scotus (1265). After him are Alcuin (735), Pelagius (360), Thomas Carlyle (1795), William Godwin (1756), G. E. Moore (1873), and Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855).