Thomas Merton

1915 - 1968

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. On May 26, 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name "Father Louis". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Merton has received more than 1,641,244 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,635th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Thomas Merton ranks 1,632 out of 4,883Before him are Mahadevi Varma, Jón Arason, Margit Sandemo, Jonas Lie, Ion Creangă, and Martin of Opava. After him are Paul Gerhardt, Wayne Dyer, Miguel Hernández, James B. Donovan, Bob Woodward, and Alexander Kielland.

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Among people born in 1915, Thomas Merton ranks 69Before him are László Csatáry, Tadeusz Kantor, Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este, Herman Wouk, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, and Marie-Louise von Franz. After him are Abba Eban, Gyula Zsengellér, Santiago Carrillo, J. C. R. Licklider, Geraldine of Albania, and Kiyosi Itô. Among people deceased in 1968, Thomas Merton ranks 52Before him are Fritz Bauer, Alice Guy-Blaché, Husband E. Kimmel, Jo Schlesser, Augustin Bea, and Upton Sinclair. After him are Rezső Seress, Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Wes Montgomery, Cornell Woolrich, and Fedor Tokarev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Thomas Merton ranks 1,745 out of 4,109Before him are Jean Behra (1921), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Fulbert of Chartres (960), Florent Schmitt (1870), Jean Dujardin (1972), and Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840). After him are Michel Polnareff (1944), Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien (1641), Jean Sorel (1934), Richard, Duke of Burgundy (858), François Blondel (1618), and Adhemar of Le Puy (1055).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Thomas Merton ranks 229Before him are Robert de Boron (1110), Anna de Noailles (1876), Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière (1734), Nicolas-Edme Rétif (1734), Jean de Meun (1240), and Philippe de Commines (1447). After him are Jean-Jacques Ampère (1800), Jean Chapelain (1595), Monique Wittig (1935), Théodore de Banville (1823), Gaston Paris (1839), and Marcel Schwob (1867).

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