William Laud

1573 - 1645

William Laud

William Laud, 7 October 1573 to 10 January 1645, was a priest in the Church of England, appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Charles I in 1633. A key advocate of Charles' religious reforms, he was arrested by Parliament in 1640, and executed towards the end of the First English Civil War in January 1645. A firm believer in Episcopalianism, or rule by bishops, 'Laudianism' refers to liturgical practices designed to enforce uniformity within the Church of England, as outlined by Charles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Laud has received more than 361,723 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 415th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, William Laud ranks 415 out of 2,001Before him are Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Constantine, Gregory the Illuminator, Pope Eleutherius, Simon Magus, and Abu Hurairah. After him are Pancras of Rome, Bruno of Cologne, Rose of Lima, Pope John XI, Muhammad al-Baqir, and Abd Allah ibn Abbas.

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Among people born in 1573, William Laud ranks 1After him are Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, Simon Marius, Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Inigo Jones, Robert Catesby, Ukita Hideie, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, and Ernest Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz. Among people deceased in 1645, William Laud ranks 4Before him are Hugo Grotius, Miyamoto Musashi, and Michael of Russia. After him are Li Zicheng, Francisco de Quevedo, Nur Jahan, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Feng Menglong, Anthony van Diemen, Eudoxia Streshneva, and William Lawes.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Laud ranks 303 out of 5,347Before him are J. M. Barrie (1860), Ken Follett (1949), George Paget Thomson (1892), Robert Brown (1773), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), and Robert Walpole (1676). After him are Jon Lord (1941), Henry Moore (1898), Arthur Harden (1865), Empress Matilda (1102), Anne Hathaway (1556), and David Lloyd George (1863).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, William Laud ranks 5Before him are Saint Patrick (385), Aleister Crowley (1875), Pope Clement II (1005), and Saint Walpurga (710). After him are Saint Boniface (680), John Wesley (1703), Thomas Becket (1119), John Knox (1514), Pope Adrian IV (1100), Willibrord (658), and John Henry Newman (1801).

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