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 herald Christ's second coming; his followers have been labeled a "doomsday cult". He had a lasting influence on televangelism and the modern charismatic movement and 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." 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 1,339,324 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). William M. Branham is the 1,256th most popular religious figure (down from 1,143rd in 2019), the 2,574th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,182nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, William M. Branham ranks 1,256 out of 2,272Before him are Eunomius of Cyzicus, Michael von Faulhaber, Saint Kilian, Filaret, Ilon Wikland, and Rhodopis. After him are Nimatullah Kassab, Guillaume Dubois, Giovanni Lajolo, John of Patmos, Franjo Šeper, and Babylas of Antioch.

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Among people born in 1909, William M. Branham ranks 93Before him are Ben Webster, Werner Naumann, Shigeo Shingo, Mikhail Mil, Nelson Algren, and David Riesman. After him are Homi J. Bhabha, Bernd Rosemeyer, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, André Abegglen, Gerhard Gentzen, and Lamberto Maggiorani. Among people deceased in 1965, William M. Branham ranks 58Before him are William Heard Kilpatrick, Oskar R. Lange, Wilhelm Worringer, Henry A. Wallace, Sālote Tupou III, and Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i. After him are Adolf Schärf, Ladislas Starevich, José Mendes Cabeçadas, Louis Harold Gray, Herberts Cukurs, and Kurt Goldstein.

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Among people born in United States, William M. Branham ranks 2,574 out of 15,968Before him are Claude Akins (1926), Chris Pine (1980), Macaulay Culkin (1980), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), Téa Leoni (1966), and Taylor Swift (1989). After him are Rensis Likert (1903), Ignacio Zaragoza (1829), Gerard Damiano (1928), Robert Monroe (1915), Jean Arthur (1900), and Jon Brower Minnoch (1941).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, William M. Branham ranks 16Before him are Raymond Franz (1922), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Marie Laveau (1801), Henry Molaison (1926), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), and Angelo Dundee (1921). After him are David Wilkerson (1931), William Levada (1936), Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Frederick William Franz (1893), Ellen Church (1904), and Raymond Leo Burke (1948).