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Josef Beran

1888 - 1969

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Josef Beran (29 December 1888 – 17 May 1969) was a Czech Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Archbishop of Prague from 1946 until his death and was elevated into the cardinalate in 1965.Adam Beran was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp during World War II after the Nazis had targeted him for "subversive and dangerous" behavior where he almost died in 1943 due to disease. He was freed in 1945 upon Allied liberation and Pope Pius XII nominated him to head the Prague archdiocese. But the introduction of the communist regime saw him imprisoned and placed under house arrest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Beran has received more than 48,513 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Josef Beran is the 1,727th most popular religious figure (down from 1,626th in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from Czechia (down from 358th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Czech Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Josef Beran ranks 1,727 out of 2,238Before him are Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Constantine, Squanto, Maurizio Malvestiti, Adrianus Johannes Simonis, and Alfred Delp. After him are Stephen of Perm, Patriarch Job of Moscow, Marie-Joseph Lagrange, Federico Lombardi, Anders Arborelius, and Johann Theodor of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1888, Josef Beran ranks 119Before him are Antonio Ascari, Joachim Lemelsen, Jean Wahl, Richard Kohn, Francisco Canaro, and Friedrich Wolf. After him are Pavel Peter Gojdič, Léon Scieur, Lotte Lehmann, Harald Sverdrup, Árpád Szakasits, and Kan Kikuchi. Among people deceased in 1969, Josef Beran ranks 106Before him are Jan Zajíc, Harry Hammond Hess, Domingo Tejera, Mark Bernes, Nicolas Grunitzky, and Volmari Iso-Hollo. After him are Johannes Dieckmann, Gerhard Mitter, Léon Scieur, Mutesa II of Buganda, Serge Poliakoff, and Charles Dvorak.

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Among people born in Czechia, Josef Beran ranks 361 out of 973Before him are Ladislav Adamec (1926), Simon Sechter (1788), Rudolf Beran (1887), Moritz von Auffenberg (1852), Luděk Pachman (1924), and Bohuslav Balbín (1621). After him are Josef Škvorecký (1924), Saul Friedländer (1932), Theodor von Oppolzer (1841), Jan Václav Voříšek (1791), Karel Poborský (1972), and Josef Jungmann (1773).


Among religious figures born in Czechia, Josef Beran ranks 13Before him are Dominik Duka (1943), Maria Restituta Kafka (1894), Miloslav Vlk (1932), Zdislava Berka (1215), Gorazd (1879), and Michael Czerny (1946). After him are Zecharias Frankel (1801), Vladimír Holan (1905), John Neumann (1811), Friedrich Gustav Piffl (1864), and Karel Kašpar (1870).