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Achilli, (Giovanni) Giacinto (b. c. 1803), Dominican priest, anti-Catholic polemicist, and seducer, was born in the village of Celleno, 18 miles from Viterbo, then in the Papal States. He joined the Dominican order in 1819, studied at the convent of the Minerva in ...

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Baron, Bartholomew [name in religion Bonaventure] (1610–1696), Franciscan theologian and writer, was born at Clonmel, co. Tipperary, on 24 July 1610, the second son of Lawrence Baron (d. 1622), a merchant of Clonmel, and his first wife, Mary or Maria Butler (...

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Bartholomaeus Anglicus (b. before 1203, d. 1272), Franciscan friar and encyclopaedist, is of unknown parentage, and there is no information about his early years. His association with the Suffolk Glanvilles, reported by John Leland, who identifies Bartholomaeus as Bartholomew de Glanville, depends upon a late fourteenth-century colophon in Cambridge, Peterhouse, MS 67. ...

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Coleman [Colman], Walter (1600–1645), Franciscan friar, missionary, and writer, was born in 1600 in Cannock, Staffordshire, the son of Walter Coleman (d. c.1620) and his second wife, Elizabeth (d. 1618), daughter of Humphrey Whitgreave; his mother's family later sheltered Charles II...

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Forbes, John [name in religion Archangel] (1570/71–1606), Capuchin friar, was probably born at Druminnor, Aberdeenshire, the fifth child of John (1542–1606), master of Forbes and son of William, seventh Lord Forbes, and his first wife, Margaret Gordon (c.1544–1606), daughter of ...

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Heath, Henry [name in religion Paul of St Magdalen] (bap. 1599, d. 1643), Franciscan friar, the son of John Heath (d. 1652), was baptized at St John's Church, Peterborough, on 16 December 1599. His parents were protestants who sent him in 1617 to ...

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Leslie, George [name in religion Archangel] (d. 1637?), Capuchin friar and missionary, son of James Leslie of Peterstone, Aberdeen, and Jane Wood, was born into a protestant family. Having become a Catholic he entered the Scots College in Rome in 1608 but left to become a Capuchin friar, taking ...

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Mathew, Theobald (1790–1856), Capuchin friar and temperance campaigner, was the fourth son of Ann Mathew, née Whyte, and James Mathew, a cousin of Francis Mathew of Thomastown Castle near Cashel in co. Tipperary. James, who was descended from a Catholic line of the family, had been adopted by ...