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Pelagius (c. AD 354 – 418) was a theologian who advocated free will and asceticism. He was accused by Augustine of Hippo and others of denying the need for divine aid in performing good works. They understood him to have said that the only grace necessary was the declaration of the law; humans were not wounded by Adam's sin and were perfectly able to fulfill the law without divine aid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pelagius has received more than 468,374 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Pelagius is the 209th most popular philosopher (down from 202nd in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 15th 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 209 out of 1,089. Before him are Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Ibn Tufail, Georgi Plekhanov, Bayazid Bastami, and Benedetto Croce. After him are Muhammad Abduh, Melissus of Samos, Gabriel Marcel, Miguel de Unamuno, Swami Vivekananda, and Paulo Freire.

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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 3Before him are Jerome and Kālidāsa. After him are Orosius, Sulpicius Severus, Eunapius, and Porphyry of Gaza.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Pelagius ranks 313 out of 6,924. Before him are Patrick Stewart (1940), Jeremy Irons (1948), Eadweard Muybridge (1830), Ken Miles (1918), Angela Lansbury (1925), and Joseph Lister (1827). After him are Lemmy (1945), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), David II of Scotland (1324), George Everest (1790), G. K. Chesterton (1874), and Daniel Day-Lewis (1957).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Pelagius ranks 15Before him are Roger Bacon (1220), John Wycliffe (1324), Duns Scotus (1265), Joseph Priestley (1733), Alcuin (735), and John Venn (1834). After him are William Godwin (1756), Thomas Carlyle (1795), G. E. Moore (1873), A. S. Neill (1883), J. L. Austin (1911), and E. H. Carr (1892).