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John Wesley Charters the Methodist Church

John Wesley was the 18th century English theologian and clergyman who founded the Methodist movement, which became the first widely successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom. Today, he continues to be the primary theological interpreter for Methodists the world over. The largest Wesleyan body is The United Methodist Church. Wesley's teachings also served as a basis for the Holiness movement, of which what Christian sects are the offshoots?



Moses Montefiore

Montefiore was a famous 19th century British-Jewish philanthropist. He was connected through marriage to the famed Rothschild family and became affiliated with the family's banking business. After accumulating a fortune on the London stock exchange, he retired at age 40 to devote himself to philanthropy and to securing political and civil emancipation for Jews in England, founding a hospital and girls' school in Jerusalem in 1855. Montefiore was knighted by what queen?

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Mario Andretti

With his name synonymous with speed, Mario Andretti, or the "Driver of the Century," is the only man to have won the Indy 500, the Daytona 500, and the Formula One World Championship. He has also won four Champcar titles and the United States Grand Prix. He retired from Indy-car racing in 1994 with 52 victories. Today, he operates a winery in Napa Valley, CA, and his name is remembered in numerous popular songs. Which of his family members are involved in racing?

Last updated on Wednesday, 28th February 2007

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