Thomas Cranmer

1489 - 1556

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Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build the case for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which was one of the causes of the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See. Along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of royal supremacy, in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm. During Cranmer's tenure as Archbishop of Canterbury, he was responsible for establishing the first doctrinal and liturgical structures of the reformed Church of England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Cranmer has received more than 1,923,203 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Cranmer is the 76th most popular social activist (up from 80th in 2019), the 510th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 621st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Social Activist.

Thomas Cranmer was the Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Henry VIII. He was a leading reformer in the Anglican Church and is most famous for writing the Book of Common Prayer, which was published in 1549.

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Among social activists, Thomas Cranmer ranks 76 out of 538Before him are Gabrielle d'Estrées, Abimael Guzmán, Buenaventura Durruti, Betty Williams, Aleksandr Ulyanov, and Annie Besant. After him are Axel Munthe, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Liu Xiaobo, Edmond James de Rothschild, Bugsy Siegel, and Sakamoto Ryōma.

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Among people born in 1489, Thomas Cranmer ranks 5Before him are Thomas Müntzer, Antonio da Correggio, Margaret Tudor, and Charles, Duke of Vendôme. After him are William Farel, Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, Gerónimo de Aguilar, Fernando d'Ávalos, and Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1556, Thomas Cranmer ranks 6Before him are Ignatius of Loyola, Fuzûlî, Pietro Aretino, Humayun, and Lorenzo Lotto. After him are Frederick II, Elector Palatine, Martin Agricola, Maximus the Greek, Saitō Dōsan, Francesco Venier, and Richard Chancellor.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cranmer ranks 510 out of 7,765Before him are Frank Williams (1942), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Annie Besant (1847), Erasmus Darwin (1731), and William McMaster Murdoch (1873). After him are John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), David Hockney (1937), Henry Hudson (1570), Nigel Mansell (1953), and A. S. Neill (1883).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cranmer ranks 8Before him are Robert Owen (1771), Lady Godiva (990), Nicholas Winton (1909), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Betty Williams (1943), and Annie Besant (1847). After him are Mairead Maguire (1944), Max Mosley (1940), Unity Mitford (1914), Emily Davison (1872), Wat Tyler (1341), and Kate Sheppard (1848).