William Cameron Townsend

1896 - 1982

William Cameron Townsend

William Cameron Townsend (July 9, 1896 – April 23, 1982) was a prominent twentieth-century American Christian missionary-linguist who founded Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (now SIL International), both of which have long had as primary emphases the translation of the Bible into minority languages and the development of literacy and bilingual education programs in those languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Cameron Townsend has received more than 65,045 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,946th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, William Cameron Townsend ranks 1,934 out of 2,001Before him are Swithun, John Onaiyekan, Blase J. Cupich, Baselios Cleemis, Hilarion, and Edward Clancy. After him are Reza Hosseini Nassab, Gianni Ambrosio, Scott Hahn, Stefanie Sun, Thomas Christopher Collins, and Soane Patita Paini Mafi.

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Among people born in 1896, William Cameron Townsend ranks 174Before him are Virgil Thomson, Jack Pickford, Howard Hanson, Ethel Waters, Lawrence Tibbett, and Robert E. Sherwood. After him are Priscilla Dean, V. K. Krishna Menon, Marie Prevost, J. Carrol Naish, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Among people deceased in 1982, William Cameron Townsend ranks 195Before him are Kim Duk-koo, Gopal Swarup Pathak, Vivien Merchant, Celia Johnson, Hugh Marlowe, and Jimmy Dickinson. After him are Arthur Lowe, Lester Bangs, Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, and Hugh Beaumont.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Cameron Townsend ranks 8,101 out of 12,171Before him are Naya Rivera (1987), Peter Shor (1959), Jason Wiles (1970), Bill Hader (1978), Sally Struthers (1947), and Jane Colden (1724). After him are Willie Davenport (1943), Danny Thomas (1912), Joe Rogan (null), Larry Miller (1953), Ben Wallace (1974), and Ralph Merkle (1952).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, William Cameron Townsend ranks 56Before him are Walter Breuning (1896), Francis George (1937), Edward Egan (1932), Avery Dulles (1918), Dan Osman (1963), and James Aloysius Hickey (1920). After him are Katharine Drexel (null), Timothy M. Dolan (1950), and Daniel DiNardo (1949).

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