John Newton
Photo Credit: Everett Collection

John Newton

Amazing Grace

fans 1
rating 10.0/10 (1 users)
rate him

About Him

Overview... slave captain turned abolitionist. In his former life, John Newton was the captain of a successful slave ship. But after a haunting experience at sea, he's put away his sea days and turned to God. Now a devout Christian, Newton does his best to help the anti-slavery cause in any way he can, and urges his protégée William Wilberforce to pass abolitionist laws in England.  

Personality... humble, humane, and haunted. It's been years since Newton stepped on a slave ship, but his memories of his former life still trouble him constantly. Perhaps there's no real way to do penance for his crimes, but Newton is determined to fight slavery in any way he can.

John Newton's popularity ranking on CharacTour is #4035 out of 5,600+ characters. See our top-ranked characters and read their profiles.

Take CharacTour's quiz to get recommendations for thousands of characters, movies, TV shows, books, and games that are high matches for YOUR unique personality.

Find Him In

Character Recommendations

Fans of him like these other characters in entertainment.

    matching ...

Title Recommendations

Fans of him like these movies, TV shows, books and video games.

    matching ...