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William Wakefield Baum

1926 - 2015

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William Wakefield Baum (November 21, 1926 – July 23, 2015) was an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau (1970–1973) and Archbishop of Washington (1973–1980) before serving in the Roman Curia as prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education (1980–1990) and the major penitentiary (1990–2001). Baum was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Wakefield Baum has received more than 100,729 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). William Wakefield Baum is the 2,445th most popular religious figure (down from 1,744th in 2019), the 7,214th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,508th in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, William Wakefield Baum ranks 2,445 out of 2,238Before him are Kolos Ferenc Vaszary, Zacarias Kamwenho, Anton Josef Gruscha, Carlo Acutis, Kazimierz Nycz, and Stanisław Wielgus. After him are Symeon of Durham, Mullah Krekar, José María Caro Rodríguez, Stanisław Nagy, Jean-Claude Turcotte, and José Manuel Estepa Llaurens.

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Among people born in 1926, William Wakefield Baum ranks 335Before him are Ken Olsen, David Malet Armstrong, Heikki Hasu, Clifford Husbands, José Manuel Caballero, and Fred Ramdat Misier. After him are José Manuel Estepa Llaurens, Nikos Koundouros, Miguel León-Portilla, Annie Palmen, Walter Lassally, and Giovanni Viola. Among people deceased in 2015, William Wakefield Baum ranks 313Before him are Scott Weiland, Gamal El-Ghitani, Boris Morukov, Jacques Parizeau, Driss Bamous, and Antonio Betancort. After him are Yossi Sarid, Andrei Eshpai, Jean-Claude Turcotte, Karel Mejta Sr, Hellmuth Karasek, and Natalia Molchanova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Wakefield Baum ranks 7,214 out of 18,182Before him are David Koepp (1963), George Inness (1825), Ring Lardner (1885), George Stibitz (1904), Dolores Hart (1938), and Rick Baker (1950). After him are MC Ren (1969), Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Bert Lahr (1895), Walt Bellamy (1939), Jimmy Giuffre (1921), and Charles Walters (1911).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, William Wakefield Baum ranks 57Before him are James Michael Harvey (1949), Mother Angelica (1923), Edmund Szoka (1927), Raymond E. Brown (1928), Lillian Disney (1899), and Donald Wuerl (1940). After him are John F. MacArthur (1939), Wovoka (1856), John Patrick Foley (1935), Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840), Roger Mahony (1936), and Bruce M. Metzger (1914).