Martin Bucer

1491 - 1551

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Martin Bucer (early German: Martin Butzer; 11 November 1491 – 28 February 1551) was a German Protestant reformer based in Strasbourg who influenced Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anglican doctrines and practices. Bucer was originally a member of the Dominican Order, but after meeting and being influenced by Martin Luther in 1518 he arranged for his monastic vows to be annulled. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Bucer has received more than 215,765 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Martin Bucer is the 703rd most popular religious figure (up from 773rd in 2019), the 968th most popular biography from France (up from 1,145th in 2019) and the 46th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Martin Bucer ranks 703 out of 2,272Before him are Brother Roger, Abdullah ibn Saba', William Tyndale, Gertrude the Great, Nikephoros I of Constantinople, and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. After him are Mary of Bethany, Nathan Söderblom, Catherine of Vadstena, Antipope Boniface VII, Maudgalyayana, and Ibrahim ibn Muhammad.

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Among people born in 1491, Martin Bucer ranks 6Before him are Henry VIII of England, Ignatius of Loyola, Jacques Cartier, Zhengde Emperor, and Francesco Melzi. After him are Lapu-Lapu, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Nicolò da Ponte, Francisco de Sá de Miranda, and Teofilo Folengo. Among people deceased in 1551, Martin Bucer ranks 3Before him are Sin Saimdang and Barbara Radziwiłł. After him are Margaret Leijonhufvud, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Oda Nobuhide, Sahib I Giray, Sebastián de Belalcázar, Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat, Fray Tomás de Berlanga, and George Martinuzzi.

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Among people born in France, Martin Bucer ranks 968 out of 5,234Before him are Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), Henri Lebesgue (1875), Armand Fallières (1841), Guy de Chauliac (1300), Lili Boulanger (1893), and Jacques MacDonald (1765). After him are Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), John I of Aragon (1350), Laura de Noves (1310), Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (1930), Pauline Viardot (1821), and Edgar Morin (1921).


Among religious figures born in France, Martin Bucer ranks 46Before him are Pope Stephen IX (1020), Célestin Freinet (1896), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), Catherine Labouré (1806), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), and Robert of Molesme (1024). After him are Saint Remigius (437), William of Gellone (750), Louise de Marillac (1591), Jean-Louis Tauran (1943), La Voisin (1640), and Philipp Spener (1635).