Joseph Butler

1692 - 1752

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Joseph Butler (18 May 1692 – 16 June 1752) was an English Anglican bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He is known, among other things, for his critique of Deism, Thomas Hobbes's egoism, and John Locke's theory of personal identity. Butler influenced many philosophers and religious thinkers, including David Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith, Henry Sidgwick, John Henry Newman, and C. D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Butler has received more than 137,093 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Joseph Butler is the 1,492nd most popular religious figure (down from 1,395th in 2019), the 2,030th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,869th in 2019) and the 50th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Joseph Butler ranks 1,492 out of 2,272Before him are Dominik Duka, Macarius of Alexandria, Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Alberic of Cîteaux, António de Andrade, and Santos Abril y Castelló. After him are Adolf Bertram, Felix of Nola, Matrona Nikonova, Don Alden Adams, Charles Wesley, and Wim Hof.

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Among people born in 1692, Joseph Butler ranks 10Before him are Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Adrienne Lecouvreur, Frederick William, Duke of Courland, James Stirling, and Louisa Maria Stuart. After him are Alessandro Albani, Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, and Dolly Pentreath. Among people deceased in 1752, Joseph Butler ranks 8Before him are Louis, Duke of Orléans, Henriette of France, Jacopo Amigoni, Giulio Alberoni, Johann Christoph Pepusch, and Jean François de Troy. After him are Pietro Grimani, Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, William Whiston, and Daniel Marot.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Joseph Butler ranks 2,030 out of 6,924Before him are Stanley Myers (1930), B. C. Forbes (1880), Geri Halliwell (1972), Tony Banks (1950), William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759), and George Romney (1734). After him are Hertha Ayrton (1854), David Moyes (1963), Charles Dawson (1864), William Smith (1790), Lewis Gilbert (1920), and Ebenezer Cobb Morley (1831).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Joseph Butler ranks 50Before him are Dunstan (909), Malo (487), Saint Alban (300), Willibald (700), Richard Williamson (1940), and Barbara West (1911). After him are Charles Wesley (1707), Asser (900), Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (1516), Agnes Baden-Powell (1858), George Cruikshank (1792), and Richard de Bury (1287).