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Pelagius (; c. 354–418) was a British theologian known for promoting a system of doctrines (termed Pelagianism by his opponents) which emphasized human choice in salvation and denied original sin. Pelagius was accused of heresy at the synod of Jerusalem in 415 and his doctrines were harshly criticized by Augustine of Hippo, especially the Pelagian views about mankind's good nature and individual responsibility for choosing asceticism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pelagius has received more than 825,668 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Pelagius is the 250th most popular philosopher (down from 229th in 2019), the 382nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 372nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Philosopher.

Pelagius was a monk who believed that humans could be saved without the help of God. He believed that humans had the power to save themselves and that humans were not inherently sinful.

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Among philosophers, Pelagius ranks 250 out of 1,267Before him are Michael Psellos, Theano, Iamblichus, Miskawayh, Andronicus of Rhodes, and Guy Debord. After him are Aśvaghoṣa, Padmasambhava, Vladimir Solovyov, Georges Sorel, Hugh of Saint Victor, and Anacharsis.

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Among people born in 360, Pelagius ranks 1After him are John Cassian, Martianus Capella, Sulpicius Severus, and Ninian. Among people deceased in 420, Pelagius ranks 4Before him are Jerome, Kālidāsa, and Orosius. After him are Sulpicius Severus, Eunapius, Porphyry of Gaza, Jeonji of Baekje, Shapur IV, and Castinus.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Pelagius ranks 382 out of 8,785Before him are Hugh Grant (1960), George Mallory (1886), G. H. Hardy (1877), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Mordred (null), and Christian de Duve (1917). After him are Henry Morgan (1635), William Crookes (1832), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Angus Young (1955), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), and Robert Burns (1759).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Pelagius ranks 14Before him are Roger Bacon (1220), William of Ockham (1285), John Venn (1834), Joseph Priestley (1733), Duns Scotus (1265), and John Wycliffe (1324). After him are William Godwin (1756), G. E. Moore (1873), Thomas Carlyle (1795), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), and Francis Hutcheson (1694).