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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 132,806 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. William Levada is the 1,479th most popular religious figure (down from 1,291st in 2019), the 3,111th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,689th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, William Levada ranks 1,479 out of 2,238Before him are Robert Cornelius, Hieronymus von Colloredo, Adolfo Nicolás, Michael the Syrian, Adalbert of Hamburg, and Joachim Meisner. After him are Maxim of Bulgaria, Dawud al-Zahiri, Dimitry of Rostov, Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Guillaume Dubois, and Ernest Simoni.

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Among people born in 1936, William Levada ranks 171Before him are Fernando Solanas, Charles Napier, Hiroshi Saeki, Joe Don Baker, Adolfo Nicolás, and Slava Metreveli. After him are Joaquín Peiró, Art Metrano, Dacia Maraini, A. S. Byatt, Im Kwon-taek, and Santos Abril y Castelló. Among people deceased in 2019, William Levada ranks 140Before him are Waldo Machado, Paul Volcker, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Jean Starobinski, and Václav Vorlíček. After him are Édith Scob, Dick Dale, Mark Hollis, Patrick Sercu, Syd Mead, and Lê Đức Anh.

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Among people born in United States, William Levada ranks 3,111 out of 18,182Before him are William L. Shirer (1904), Winston Groom (1943), Carl Panzram (1892), Charles Berlitz (1913), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809). After him are Lauren Holly (1963), Henry Darger (1892), Paul Goodman (1911), Nancy Fraser (1947), Miley Cyrus (1992), and Lead Belly (1888).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, William Levada ranks 19Before him are Marie Laveau (1801), William M. Branham (1909), Raymond Franz (1922), Angelo Dundee (1921), David Wilkerson (1931), and Robert Cornelius (1809). After him are Raymond Leo Burke (1948), Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Samuel Wilson (1766), Frederick William Franz (1893), Kateri Tekakwitha (1656), and Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919).