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William Booth

1829 - 1912

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William Booth (10 April 1829 – 20 August 1912) was an English Methodist preacher who, along with his wife, Catherine, founded the Salvation Army and became its first General (1878–1912). The Christian movement with a quasi-military structure and government founded in 1865 has spread from London to many parts of the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Booth has received more than 813,884 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). William Booth is the 1,008th most popular religious figure (down from 926th in 2019), the 1,103rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,027th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, William Booth ranks 1,008 out of 2,238Before him are Yolanda of Poland, Henry, Catherine of Genoa, Saint Chrysogonus, Henry Benedict Stuart, and Elon. After him are Henry of Latvia, Paul of the Cross, Alfredo Ottaviani, Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, John Fisher, and Tarasios of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 1829, William Booth ranks 14Before him are Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Philip Sclater, Theodor Billroth, Alfred Brehm, and Anselm Feuerbach. After him are Ranavalona II, Ivan Sechenov, Elizabeth Siddal, Radama II, Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, and Tự Đức. Among people deceased in 1912, William Booth ranks 33Before him are Henry Tingle Wilde, Nettie Stevens, Nogi Maresuke, Bolesław Prus, Jack Phillips, and W. T. Stead. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Saxony, Ion Luca Caragiale, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Wallace Hartley, Nicholas of Japan, and Mykola Lysenko.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Booth ranks 1,103 out of 7,765Before him are Eunice Gayson (1928), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (1158), Samantha Fox (1966), Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), and Rod Evans (1947). After him are J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Clive Granger (1934), Kenny Baker (1934), Colin Dexter (1930), Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517), and Thomas Lawrence (1769).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, William Booth ranks 24Before him are Reginald Pole (1500), Edith Cavell (1865), Mary Ann Nichols (1845), Saint David (512), Stephen Harding (1059), and Henry (1100). After him are John Fisher (1469), George Fox (1624), Annie Chapman (1841), Elizabeth Blount (1500), Hudson Taylor (1832), and Catherine Eddowes (1842).