Rowan Williams

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Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth, (born 14 June 1950) is a Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian and poet. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, a position he held from December 2002 to December 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rowan Williams has received more than 1,479,552 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Rowan Williams is the 2,647th most popular religious figure (down from 2,377th in 2019), the 3,625th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,567th in 2019) and the 85th most popular British Religious Figure.

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  • 1.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rowan Williams by language

Over the past year Rowan Williams has had the most page views in the with 180,779 views, followed by Spanish (6,822), and German (6,759). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovak (277.71%), Esperanto (69.89%), and Latin (62.60%)


Among religious figures, Rowan Williams ranks 2,647 out of 3,187Before him are Kazimierz Nycz, Théodore-Adrien Sarr, Constantine V of Constantinople, Thirteen Assyrian Fathers, Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, and Zecharias Frankel. After him are William de Longchamp, Oswald Gracias, Pope Eumenes of Alexandria, Bernard Fellay, Vincentas Sladkevičius, and Alberto Suárez Inda.

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Among people born in 1950, Rowan Williams ranks 387Before him are René Fasel, Nikica Valentić, Carlos Aguiar Retes, Kazimierz Nycz, Shota Chochishvili, and Keiko Takemiya. After him are Slava Polunin, Arthur Roche, Ferenc Mészáros, Samantha Fox, Javier Mariscal, and Gary Locke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rowan Williams ranks 3,625 out of 8,785Before him are Kirsty MacColl (1959), Hugh Dancy (1975), Virginia Wade (1945), Thomas Dekker (1572), Emily Ratajkowski (1991), and Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (1932). After him are Kelly Macdonald (1976), Dudley Pound (1877), W. D. Ross (1877), Frank Hadow (1855), Richard Hughes (1900), and Ron Geesin (1943).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Rowan Williams ranks 85Before him are Carlo Acutis (1991), Æthelthryth (636), Samson of Dol (490), Hilda of Whitby (614), Aldhelm (639), and Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (1932). After him are Arthur Roche (1950), Swithun (800), Patrick Abercrombie (1879), Richard of Chichester (1197), Matthew Parker (1504), and Ninian (360).