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Leonardo Boff

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Leonardo Boff (Portuguese pronunciation: [leoˈnaʁdu ˈbɔf], born 14 December 1938), born as Genézio Darci Boff (pronounced [ʒeˈnɛzju daʁˈsi ˈbɔf]), is a Brazilian theologian, philosopher writer, and former Catholic priest known for his active support for Latin American liberation theology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonardo Boff has received more than 190,858 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Leonardo Boff is the 996th most popular religious figure (down from 833rd in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 75th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Brazilian Religious Figure.

Leonardo Boff is a Brazilian theologian, philosopher, and writer. He is best known for his writings on liberation theology.

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Among religious figures, Leonardo Boff ranks 996 out of 2,238Before him are Walter Kasper, Nicanor the Deacon, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Mary Jane Kelly, Arsenius the Great, and Saint Petronilla. After him are Saint David, Primož Trubar, Servatius of Tongeren, Stephen Harding, Godfried Danneels, and Yolanda of Poland.

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Among people born in 1938, Leonardo Boff ranks 97Before him are Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Regan, Fela Kuti, Juliet Anderson, Josef Koudelka, and Taha Yassin Ramadan. After him are Karin Dor, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Phil Knight, Bill Withers, Larry Scott, and Ed Lauter.

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Among people born in Brazil, Leonardo Boff ranks 89 out of 2,067Before him are Peter Medawar (1915), Sônia Braga (1950), Elza Soares (1930), Emílio Garrastazu Médici (1905), Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939), and Hilderaldo Bellini (1930). After him are Chico Buarque (1944), Florinda Bolkan (1941), Rubens Barrichello (1972), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), José Sarney (1930), and João Figueiredo (1918).


Among religious figures born in Brazil, Leonardo Boff ranks 3Before him are Hélder Câmara (1909) and José Freire Falcão (1925). After him are Cláudio Hummes (1934), João Braz de Aviz (1947), Eusébio Scheid (1932), Frei Galvão (1739), Aloísio Lorscheider (1924), Paulo Evaristo Arns (1921), Irmã Dulce (1914), Odilo Scherer (1949), and Geraldo Majella Agnelo (1933).

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