Nicolaus Zinzendorf

1700 - 1760

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Nikolaus Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf (26 May 1700 – 9 May 1760) was a German religious and social reformer, bishop of the Moravian Church, founder of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine, Christian mission pioneer and a major figure of 18th-century Protestantism. Born in Dresden, Zinzendorf was often influenced by strong and vehement feelings, and he was easily moved both by sorrow and joy. Called Ludwig or Brother Ludwig by his intimates, he was a natural orator, and though his dress was simple his personal appearance gave an impression of distinction and force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolaus Zinzendorf has received more than 312,200 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Nicolaus Zinzendorf is the 821st most popular religious figure (down from 807th in 2019), the 995th most popular biography from Germany (down from 960th in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Religious Figure.

Nicolaus Zinzendorf was a German religious leader who founded the Moravian Church, an evangelical Protestant denomination. He was born in 1700 and died in 1760.

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Over the past year Nicolaus Zinzendorf has had the most page views in the with 43,703 views, followed by German (25,029), and Spanish (4,282). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (66.24%), Estonian (48.78%), and Indonesian (48.45%)


Among religious figures, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 821 out of 3,187Before him are Stanislaus Kostka, Romano Guardini, Piruz Nahavandi, Safi-ad-din Ardabili, John of Ávila, and `Abdu'l-Bahá. After him are Sergius of Radonezh, Athanasius the Athonite, Saint Maurus, 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As, Saint Margaret of Scotland, and Antipope Ursicinus.

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Among people born in 1700, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 5Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, Baal Shem Tov, Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. After him are Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Ewald Georg von Kleist, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Clemens August of Bavaria, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, and Jean-Antoine Nollet. Among people deceased in 1760, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 6Before him are George II of Great Britain, Baal Shem Tov, Anna Magdalena Bach, Maria Amalia of Saxony, and Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Alaungpaya, Christoph Graupner, Adrien Manglard, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Andrija Kačić Miošić, and George Clifford III.

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Among people born in Germany, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 995 out of 7,253Before him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Sebastian Münster (1488), Gunter Sachs (1932), Rodolphe Seeldrayers (1876), and August Kundt (1839). After him are Stefan Lochner (1410), Gottlob Berger (1896), Princess Louise of Prussia (1838), Hans Oster (1887), Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (1786), and Emmy Göring (1893).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 21Before him are Gertrude the Great (1256), Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), Bruno of Querfurt (970), and Margot Frank (1926). After him are Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Severinus of Noricum (410), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Franz Ehrle (1845), and Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878).