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.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 39,857 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Josef Beran is the 1,628th most popular religious figure (down from 1,436th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 197th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Czech Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Josef Beran ranks 1,628 out of 2,272Before him are Antonio Bacci, Elizabeth Hesselblad, Pasquier Quesnel, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, and Gianfranco Ravasi. After him are Robby Müller, Ieronymos II of Athens, Bill W., Ignaz von Döllinger, Bernardino López de Carvajal, and Theodore of Tarsus.

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Among people born in 1888, Josef Beran ranks 120Before him are Árpád Szakasits, Kan Kikuchi, Joachim Lemelsen, Francisco Canaro, Richard Kohn, and José Félix Estigarribia. After him are Gustaf Molander, Toyohiko Kagawa, Kaarel Eenpalu, Nereu Ramos, Irving Cummings, and Konstantinos Tsiklitiras. Among people deceased in 1969, Josef Beran ranks 113Before him are Paul Chambers, Giovanni Urbani, Leopold von Wiese, C. N. Annadurai, Charles Dvorak, and Aleksandr Deyneka. After him are Gabriel Chevallier, Giovanni Martinelli, Karl Freund, Lajos Czeizler, Marek Hłasko, and Abdirashid Shermarke.

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Among people born in Czechia, Josef Beran ranks 358 out of 839Before him are Oldřich Černík (1921), Lubor Niederle (1865), Zdeněk Svěrák (1936), Luboš Kohoutek (1935), Hana Brady (1931), and Eugen Sänger (1905). After him are Rudolf Charousek (1873), Ladislav Novák (1931), Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe (1875), Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611), Károly Khuen-Héderváry (1849), and Petr Brandl (1668).


Among religious figures born in Czechia, Josef Beran ranks 11Before him are Ludmila of Bohemia (860), Clement Mary Hofbauer (1751), Miloslav Vlk (1932), Dominik Duka (1943), Zdislava Berka (1215), and Gorazd (1879). After him are Vladimír Holan (1905) and John Neumann (1811).