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William M. Branham

1909 - 1965

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William Marrion Branham (April 6, 1909 – December 24, 1965) was an American Christian minister and faith healer who initiated the post–World War II healing revival, and claimed to be a prophet with the anointing of Elijah, who had come to prelude Christ's second coming; some of his followers have been labeled a "doomsday cult". He is credited as "a principal architect of restorationist thought" for charismatics by some Christian historians, and has been called the "leading individual in the Second Wave of Pentecostalism." He made a lasting influence on televangelism and the modern charismatic movement, and his "stage presence remains a legend unparalleled in the history of the Charismatic movement". At the time they were held, his inter-denominational meetings were the largest religious meetings ever held in some American cities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William M. Branham has received more than 1,551,462 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. William M. Branham is the 1,269th most popular religious figure (down from 1,254th in 2019), the 2,472nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,573rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, William M. Branham ranks 1,269 out of 2,238Before him are George Alencherry, Macrina the Younger, Ivo of Chartres, Meher Baba, Raffaele Riario, and Antipope Adalbert. After him are Vitalis of Milan, Augustin Bea, Peter Nolasco, Guru Angad, Clemens August of Bavaria, and Zanabazar.

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Among people born in 1909, William M. Branham ranks 87Before him are Lester Young, Bernd Rosemeyer, Roberto Burle Marx, Kinuyo Tanaka, Juan Carlos Onetti, and Ryszard Siwiec. After him are Stavros Niarchos, Shigeo Shingo, Edwin H. Land, Eduard Wirths, Atsushi Nakajima, and Matti Järvinen. Among people deceased in 1965, William M. Branham ranks 61Before him are Humberto Delgado, Ladislas Starevich, George Adamski, Carl Oberg, Edgard Varèse, and Shirley Jackson. After him are William Heard Kilpatrick, Taimur bin Feisal, Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern, Leopold Figl, José Mendes Cabeçadas, and Wilhelm Worringer.

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Among people born in United States, William M. Branham ranks 2,472 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Chris Pine (1980), Peter Diamond (1940), Percy Sledge (1941), Tina Aumont (1946), and Dennis Wilson (1944). After him are Philip Sheridan (1831), Barbara Bain (1931), Katherine Heigl (1978), Ron Johnson (1955), Eddie Adams (1933), and John de Lancie (1948).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, William M. Branham ranks 14Before him are Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Lillian Asplund (1906), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Henry Molaison (1926), Jesse Livermore (1877), and Marie Laveau (1801). After him are Raymond Franz (1922), Angelo Dundee (1921), David Wilkerson (1931), Robert Cornelius (1809), William Levada (1936), and Raymond Leo Burke (1948).