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Olaus Petri

1493 - 1552

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Olof Persson, sometimes Petersson (6 January 1493 – 19 April 1552), better known under the Latin form of his name, Olaus Petri (or less commonly, Olavus Petri), was a clergyman, writer, judge, and major contributor to the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaus Petri has received more than 98,766 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Olaus Petri is the 1,619th most popular writer (up from 1,653rd in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 240th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Swedish Writer.

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Among writers, Olaus Petri ranks 1,619 out of 5,755Before him are Ahmad ibn Mājid, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Javier Marías, David Ogilvy, Barbara Cartland, and Tanya Savicheva. After him are Raul Hilberg, Archestratus, Watchman Nee, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Jane Jacobs, and Xenophon of Ephesus.

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Among people born in 1493, Olaus Petri ranks 7Before him are Paracelsus, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Maximilian Sforza, Anne de Montmorency, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, and Sten Sture the Younger. After him are Tansen, Yamamoto Kansuke, Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino, Clarice de' Medici, Nicolaus Olahus, and Justus Jonas. Among people deceased in 1552, Olaus Petri ranks 9Before him are Basil Fool for Christ, Petrus Apianus, Paolo Giovio, Sebastian Münster, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, and Andreas Osiander. After him are Antonio de Mendoza, Guru Angad, Pierre Attaingnant, and Qiu Ying.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Olaus Petri ranks 253 out of 1,612Before him are Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland (1973), Sven Nykvist (1922), Catherine Stenbock (1535), Per Brahe the Younger (1602), Håkan the Red (1040), and Catherine Vasa of Sweden (1539). After him are Ronnie Hellström (1949), Lill-Babs (1938), Per Wahlöö (1926), Adolph John I, Count Palatine of Kleeburg (1629), Maria Gripe (1923), and Helge von Koch (1870).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Olaus Petri ranks 18Before him are Ellen Key (1849), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Stig Dagerman (1923), Håkan Nesser (1950), and Jan Guillou (1944). After him are Per Wahlöö (1926), Maria Gripe (1923), Camilla Läckberg (1974), Elsa Beskow (1874), Hjalmar Söderberg (1869), and Karin Boye (1900).