William Levada

1936 - 2019

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William Joseph Levada (June 15, 1936 – September 26, 2019) was an American cardinal of the Catholic Church. From May 2005 until June 2012, he served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope Benedict XVI; he was the highest ranking American in the Roman Curia. He was previously the Archbishop of Portland in Oregon from 1986 to 1995, and then Archbishop of San Francisco from 1995 to 2005. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Levada has received more than 122,977 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). William Levada is the 1,293rd most popular religious figure (down from 1,274th in 2019), the 2,690th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,610th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, William Levada ranks 1,293 out of 2,272Before him are Jacques de Vitry, Lanfranc, Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama, Bartholomeus Anglicus, Alexandre do Nascimento, and Yijing. After him are Nathan Homer Knorr, Jānis Pujats, Agostino Vallini, Daniele Comboni, Justo Gallego Martínez, and Ad-Darazi.

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Among people born in 1936, William Levada ranks 151Before him are Klaus Kinkel, Philippe Sollers, Walter Koenig, Siw Malmkvist, Amr Moussa, and André Kolingba. After him are Lee "Scratch" Perry, Arend Lijphart, Hugh Hudson, Masashi Watanabe, Philip Kaufman, and Walter Lewin. Among people deceased in 2019, William Levada ranks 129Before him are Billy Drago, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, Dick Dale, Syd Mead, Georgiy Daneliya, and Yukiya Amano. After him are Anatoly Lukyanov, Jessye Norman, Judith Kerr, Charles Jencks, Sue Lyon, and Lê Đức Anh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Levada ranks 2,690 out of 15,968Before him are Wallace Shawn (1943), Steve Perry (1949), Eddie Adams (1933), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), and Xander Berkeley (1955). After him are Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Cissy Houston (1933), Dinah Washington (1924), Edward Herrmann (1943), Linda Kozlowski (1958), and Terry Crews (1968).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, William Levada ranks 18Before him are Marie Laveau (1801), Henry Molaison (1926), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), Angelo Dundee (1921), William M. Branham (1909), and David Wilkerson (1931). After him are Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Frederick William Franz (1893), Ellen Church (1904), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), Samuel Wilson (1766), and Charles Fox Parham (1873).