Roger Williams

1603 - 1684

Roger Williams

Roger Williams (c. 21 December 1603 – between 27 January and 15 March 1683) was a Puritan minister, theologian, and author who founded Providence Plantations, which became the Colony of Rhode Island. He was a staunch advocate for religious freedom, separation of church and state, and fair dealings with American Indians, and he was one of the first abolitionists.Williams was expelled by the Puritan leaders from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for spreading "new and dangerous ideas", and he established the Providence Plantations in 1636 as a refuge offering what he called "liberty of conscience". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Williams has received more than 1,118,473 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10,186th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Roger Williams ranks 10,135 out of 14,801Before him are Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Ahti Karjalainen, Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, Gisulf II of Friuli, Caspar Weinberger, and Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon. After him are Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar, Şemsettin Günaltay, Tribhuvan of Nepal, Pacorus I, Kevin Rudd, and Alexander von Benckendorff.

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Among people born in 1603, Roger Williams ranks 12Before him are Aert van der Neer, Francesco Furini, Michel Le Tellier, Friedrich Wilhelm II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Gysbert Japiks, and Yerofey Khabarov. After him is Fasilides. Among people deceased in 1684, Roger Williams ranks 13Before him are Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein, Anne Gonzaga, Josefa de Óbidos, Antoine Gombaud, Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony, and Johann Rosenmüller. After him is William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Williams ranks 2,268 out of 5,347Before him are Tom Felton (1987), Philip Kerr (1956), Jerome Flynn (1963), Sydney Chapman (1888), John Aubrey (1626), and Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609). After him are William Langland (1332), John Scott Haldane (1860), Cara Delevingne (1992), John Illsley (1949), Midge Ure (1953), and Florence Green (1901).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Roger Williams ranks 344Before him are Julia Gillard (1961), Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1583), Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841), Æthelfrith (600), Ralph Abercromby (1734), and Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609). After him are Florence Green (1901), Matthew Hopkins (1620), Llywelyn the Great (1173), Ruth Belville (1854), Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776), and Princess Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife (1891).