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Adam [Adam the Welshman] (c. 1130–1181), theologian and bishop of St Asaph, has on the authority of Du Boulay's Historia universitatis Parisiensis (1665), and of Thomas Tanner's Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica (1748), been confused with a fictitious Adam Angligena and, even in the most recent histories of the ...

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Alnwick, William (c. 1275–1333), Franciscan friar and theologian, and bishop of Giovinazzo, took his name from Alnwick in Northumberland. The course of his later career suggests that he was born about 1275. Having become a Franciscan friar, he probably studied theology at his order's studium at ...

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Bradwardine, Thomas (c. 1300–1349), theologian and archbishop of Canterbury, was of obscure origins. The sequence of his academic career would suggest that he was born about 1300, rather than 1290, as surmised by Henry Savile, editor of the only printed edition of Bradwardine's...

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Butler, Basil Edward [name in religion Christopher Butler] (1902–1986), Roman Catholic bishop and theologian, was born in Reading on 7 May 1902, the second of four sons and third of six children of William Edward Butler, wine merchant, and his wife, Bertha Alice Bowman...

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Richard Challoner (1691–1781) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Challoner, Richard (1691–1781), religious writer and vicar apostolic of the London district, was born at or near Lewes, Sussex, on 29 September 1691, the only son of Richard Challoner (who died in the early 1690s), a wine cooper, and his wife, Grace Willard (1669–1731)...

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Faustus [Faustus of Riez] (400x10–c. 490), bishop of Riez and theologian, was a Romano-Briton by birth, but his career belongs to fifth-century Gaul, where he was successively abbot of Lérins and bishop of Riez, a respected church leader and theologian.

Faustus was born in the first decade of the fifth century, and died ...

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Fitzralph [FitzRalph], Richard [called Armachanus] (b. before 1300, d. 1360), theologian and archbishop of Armagh, was born shortly before 1300 in Dundalk, Louth, Ireland, where his family (known as Rauf) had close connections with the Franciscan community. The family was prominent and obviously prosperous....

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Gardiner, Stephen (c. 1495x8–1555), theologian, administrator, and bishop of Winchester, was born, according to John Bale, at Bury St Edmunds, and thus was probably the son of that name mentioned in the will of John Gardiner, a clothmaker from Bury, of 18 January 1507. His mother's name was probably ...

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Robert Grosseteste (c. 1170–1253) illuminated initial The British Library