Sebastian Castellio

1515 - 1563

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Sebastian Castellio (also Sébastien Châteillon, Châtaillon, Castellión, and Castello; 1515 – 29 December 1563) was a French preacher and theologian; and one of the first Reformed Christian proponents of religious toleration, freedom of conscience and thought. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sebastian Castellio has received more than 82,429 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Sebastian Castellio is the 936th most popular religious figure (down from 917th in 2019), the 1,465th most popular biography from France (down from 1,428th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Sebastian Castellio ranks 936 out of 2,238Before him are Eutyches, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Jaʻfar ibn Yahya, Margaret of Cortona, Alois Hudal, and Caesar Baronius. After him are Veronica Giuliani, Angelo Scola, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Lars Levi Laestadius, Arnaud Amalric, and Scipione Borghese.

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Among people born in 1515, Sebastian Castellio ranks 12Before him are Injong of Joseon, Mary of Guise, Piali Pasha, Pierre Lescot, Petrus Ramus, and Felix of Cantalice. After him are Cipriano de Rore, Johann Weyer, Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł, Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Margaret Douglas, and Hōjō Ujiyasu. Among people deceased in 1563, Sebastian Castellio ranks 3Before him are Étienne de La Boétie and Francis, Duke of Guise. After him are Andrea Schiavone, Heinrich Glarean, Teodósio I, Duke of Braganza, and Martynas Mažvydas.

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Among people born in France, Sebastian Castellio ranks 1,465 out of 6,011Before him are Louis de Bonald (1754), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), Odo of Cluny (878), André Charles Boulle (1642), Louis, Duke of Brittany (1707), and Philip, Duke of Orléans (1336). After him are Emmanuelle Béart (1963), Chris Marker (1921), Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt (1773), Robert-François Damiens (1715), Charles Péguy (1873), and Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517).


Among religious figures born in France, Sebastian Castellio ranks 73Before him are Louise de Marillac (1591), Jeanne Guyon (1648), Humbert of Silva Candida (1000), Valentin Haüy (1745), Roger Etchegaray (1922), and William Farel (1489). After him are Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517), Arnaud Amalric (1160), John of Matha (1150), Marcabru (1200), Henri de Lubac (1896), and Adalbert of Magdeburg (910).