William Miller

1782 - 1849

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William Miller (February 15, 1782 – December 20, 1849) was an American clergyman who is credited with beginning the mid-19th-century North American religious movement known as Millerism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Miller has received more than 60,194 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). William Miller is the 933rd most popular religious figure (down from 920th in 2019), the 1,454th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,464th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Religious Figure.

William Miller was most famous for his prediction that the world would end in 1843.

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year William Miller has had the most page views in the with 39,530 views, followed by Portuguese (24,113), and French (8,009). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (268.54%), Czech (111.01%), and Ukrainian (103.82%)


Among religious figures, William Miller ranks 933 out of 3,187Before him are Otto of Bamberg, Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Paula of Rome, Lars Levi Laestadius, Antipope Clement VIII, and Ibn Babawayh. After him are Lucifer of Cagliari, Antipope Innocent III, Wasil ibn Ata, Odilo of Cluny, Paolo Giovio, and Catherine of Vadstena.

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Among people born in 1782, William Miller ranks 13Before him are Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, Ivan Paskevich, John Field, Archduke John of Austria, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, and Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca. After him are Vicente Guerrero, Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, John C. Calhoun, Marcellin Marbot, Eugène de Mazenod, and Princess Maria Augusta of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1849, William Miller ranks 22Before him are Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Otto Nicolai, Anita Garibaldi, Jan Svatopluk Presl, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, and Juliusz Słowacki. After him are Lajos Batthyány, Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily, Stephan Endlicher, and Dionisio Aguado y García.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Miller ranks 1,454 out of 20,380Before him are William Westmoreland (1914), Roberts Blossom (1924), Gus Grissom (1926), Carroll Baker (1931), Alan J. Pakula (1928), and George Takei (1937). After him are Larry Bird (1956), Brooke Shields (1965), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), James Garner (1928), and Elliott Gould (1938).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, William Miller ranks 6Before him are Joseph Smith (1805), Brigham Young (1801), Charles Taze Russell (1852), Billy Graham (1918), and John Mott (1865). After him are Rose Kennedy (1890), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Pat Garrett (1850), Maria Branyas (1907), Henry Molaison (1926), and Lillian Asplund (1906).