1856 - 1932

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Wovoka (c. 1856 - September 20, 1932), also known as Jack Wilson, was the Paiute religious leader who founded a second episode of the Ghost Dance movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wovoka has received more than 257,691 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Wovoka is the 2,046th most popular religious figure (down from 1,821st in 2019), the 6,880th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,727th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Wovoka ranks 2,046 out of 2,272Before him are Juan Guevara, Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Rowan Williams, Alberto Suárez Inda, Roger of Wendover, and Ulf Ekman. After him are Adam Kozłowiecki, Swithun, Henry of Blois, Chad of Mercia, Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, and Paul Yü Pin.

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Among people born in 1856, Wovoka ranks 96Before him are Aleksander Brückner, Granville Woods, Paul Henri Lecomte, Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, Wilhelm Geiger, and Willem Kes. After him are Anton Aškerc, Alfred Deakin, Belisario Porras Barahona, Edward Goodrich Acheson, Manuel Allendesalazar y Muñoz de Salazar, and Friedrich Kluge. Among people deceased in 1932, Wovoka ranks 103Before him are Hermann Gunkel, Giuseppe Vitali, Ioannis Chrysafis, Julieta Lanteri, Ellen Churchill Semple, and Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer. After him are René Bazin, Zoltán Ambrus, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Theo Heemskerk, Frantz Reichel, and Leónidas Plaza.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wovoka ranks 6,880 out of 15,968Before him are Shane McMahon (1970), Eriq La Salle (1962), Elizabeth Gillies (1993), Richard Mulligan (1932), Skrillex (1988), and Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823). After him are Kevin MacLeod (1972), George O. Abell (1927), Robert Bacon (1860), Guy Madison (1922), Joanna Russ (1937), and James H. Clark (1944).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Wovoka ranks 54Before him are Lillian Disney (1899), Emma Smith (1804), Edmund Szoka (1927), Mother Angelica (1923), John F. MacArthur (1939), and David Koresh (1959). After him are Adam Maida (1930), Seán Patrick O'Malley (1944), Donald Wuerl (1940), William H. Keeler (1931), Roger Mahony (1936), and Les Clark (1907).