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Famous People You Didn't Know Were Unitarian 

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Updated October 13, 2018 3.4k views 23 items

Given many historical thinkers ascribed to the faith, it's no surprise there are so many famous Unitarians. From celebrities to scientists, many adhere to the belief system that embraces an open-minded and welcoming approach to the search for God. Due to this inviting mentality, people from all disciplines ascribe to the faith. Famous people who are Unitarian include actors, singers, poets, politicians, and other prominent public figures. In fact, if you're a fan of Founding Fathers trivia, some notable Unitarians include early United States political leaders. If you're interested in learning more, browse this list below! 

Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Unitarian
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Thomas Jefferson was known to go to both Episcopalian and Unitarian services and seemed to express a preference for Unitarianism. 


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Age: Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)

Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Unitarian
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was an ordained Unitarian minister.

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Age: Dec. at 79 (1803-1882)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Unitarian
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Isaac Newton is thought of as one of the originators of Unitarian beliefs.

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Age: Dec. at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

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Greta Gerwig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Unitarian
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Greta Gerwig filmed a scene in the movie Francis Ha at her home Unitarian Church.

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Age: 35

Birthplace: USA, California, Sacramento