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Thomas Cooray

1901 - 1988

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Thomas Benjamin Cooray (Sinhala language: තෝමස් බෙන්ජමින් කුරේ), O.M.I. (28 December 1901 – 29 October 1988) was a Sri Lankan cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Colombo from 1947 to 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Cooray has received more than 33,398 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Cooray is the 2,512th most popular religious figure, the 31st most popular biography from Sri Lanka and the 2nd most popular Sri Lankan Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Thomas Cooray ranks 2,512 out of 2,238Before him are Chris Gueffroy, Alkmund of Derby, Desmond Connell, George Grove, William Morgan, and John Ogilvie. After him are William Dunbar, Pope Celadion of Alexandria, John T. Scopes, Walter Rauschenbusch, Gaudencio Rosales, and Anders Wejryd.

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Among people born in 1901, Thomas Cooray ranks 300Before him are Gilda Gray, Nelson Eddy, Deborah Snyder, Miguel Brito, Paulo d'Eça Leal, and Alex James. After him are Eusebio Díaz, Edmund Rubbra, William Daniels, H. Bruce Humberstone, Carmelita Geraghty, and Shirley Mason. Among people deceased in 1988, Thomas Cooray ranks 219Before him are Greta Nissen, Näcip Cihanov, Hans Lewy, Judith Barsi, Rudolf Gramlich, and Freddie Wolff. After him are Jan Brzák-Felix, Alexander Bashlachev, Carlos Manuel Piedra, Irene Rich, Bonita Granville, and Nikolai Sologubov.

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Among people born in Sri Lanka, Thomas Cooray ranks 31 out of 44Before him are Frederick G. Donnan (1870), Malcolm Ranjith (1947), Ranil Wickremesinghe (1949), Dudley Senanayake (1911), Duncan White (1918), and D. M. Jayaratne (1931). After him are Bob Tisdall (1907), Robert Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala (1810), Heather Armitage (1933), Alexander Khloponin (1965), Beverley Craven (1963), and Susanthika Jayasinghe (1975).


Among religious figures born in Sri Lanka, Thomas Cooray ranks 2Before him are Malcolm Ranjith (1947).