Simon Kimbangu

1887 - 1951

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Simon Kimbangu (September 12, 1887 – October 12, 1951) was a Congolese religious leader who founded the Christian new religious movement Kimbanguism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Kimbangu has received more than 204,784 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Simon Kimbangu is the 1,633rd most popular religious figure (down from 1,355th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Congolese Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Simon Kimbangu ranks 1,633 out of 3,187Before him are Julian of Norwich, Tychicus, Sulpitius the Pious, Dagobert of Pisa, Tekla Juniewicz, and Gan Ji. After him are Saint Faith, Jeanne de Lestonnac, Saint Domnius, Gershom ben Judah, John de Britto, and Stephen Pongracz.

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Among people born in 1887, Simon Kimbangu ranks 108Before him are James Finlayson, Antanas Merkys, Frigyes Karinthy, Charles Galton Darwin, Edelmiro Julián Farrell, and Şükrü Saracoğlu. After him are Arthur Percival, Jim Thorpe, Kazimierz Fajans, Jean Patou, Alvin Hansen, and Princess Alexandra Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Among people deceased in 1951, Simon Kimbangu ranks 72Before him are Wols, Robert Walker, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, Lincoln Ellsworth, Erich Neumann, and Ernest Bevin. After him are Géza Maróczy, Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria, Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia, Abanindranath Tagore, Warner Baxter, and Josef Bohuslav Foerster.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Simon Kimbangu ranks 11 out of 107Before him are Denis Mukwege (1955), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Joseph Kabila (1971), Claude Makélélé (1973), and Étienne Tshisekedi (1932). After him are Papa Wemba (1949), Ota Benga (1883), Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (1939), Ndaye Mulamba (1948), Kembo Uba Kembo (1947), and Steve Mandanda (1985).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among religious figures born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Simon Kimbangu ranks 1After him are Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (1939), Fridolin Ambongo Besungu (1960), and Gérard Mulumba Kalemba (1937).