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Alexandre, Pierre [pseud. Simon Alexius] (c. 1498–1563), prior of Arras and theologian  

Richard Copsey

Alexandre, Pierre [pseud. Simon Alexius] (c. 1498–1563), prior of Arras and theologian, was born in Arras where he entered the Carmelite priory. He studied theology at Paris, gaining his doctorate there on 11 December 1534. This suggests he was born about 1498. Having become Carmelite prior at ...

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Allix, Peter [Pierre] (1641–1717), Church of England clergyman and religious writer  

Vivienne Larminie

Allix, Peter [Pierre] (1641–1717), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was the son of Pierre Allix, pastor of the Reformed church at Alençon in Normandy. After education at the protestant academy at Saumur, where in 1664 he participated in a disputation published as ...

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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher  

Keith L. Sprunger

Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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Baro [Baron], Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist  

C. S. Knighton

Baro [Baron], Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born at Étampes (Seine-et-Oise), France, the son of Étienne Baron and his wife, Philippe Petit; in his autobiographical notes Peter says he was one of many children, first mentioning brothers Jean...

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Crake, Augustine David (1836–1890), religious writer and schoolmaster  

Thomas Seccombe

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Crake, Augustine David (1836–1890), religious writer and schoolmaster, the eldest son of Jesse Crake, was born on 1 October 1836 at Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, where his father kept a 'middle-class school'. He broke away from the strong Calvinistic surroundings amid which he had been brought up and was baptized into the ...

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Du Moulin, Pierre (1568–1658), Reformed minister and religious controversialist  

Brian G. Armstrong and Vivienne Larminie

Du Moulin, Pierre (1568–1658), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born in the Château de Buhy in north-east Normandy, France, the eldest of three sons of Joachim Du Moulin, seigneur de Lorme Grigny (c.1538–c.1618), pastor in the Reformed church in the ...

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Dubourdieu, Jean Armand (1677–1727), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist  

Geoffrey Treasure

Dubourdieu, Jean Armand (1677–1727), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Montpellier, where his father, Jean Dubourdieu (c. 1643–1720?), and grandfather Isaac Dubourdieu were ministers in the Reformed church; his mother was Marguerite Voysine. Following the destruction of the protestant temple, in 1683 most of the family made their hazardous way to ...

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Durel, John [Jean] (1625–1683), Church of England clergyman and apologist  

Vivienne Larminie

Durel, John [Jean] (1625–1683), Church of England clergyman and apologist, was born in St Helier, Jersey, and baptized at the town church on 18 May 1625, the son of Jean le Vavaseur dit Durel and his wife, Susanne (d. in or after 1680)...

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La Mothe, Claude Groteste de (1647–1713), Reformed minister and religious controversialist  

Vivienne Larminie

La Mothe, Claude Groteste de (1647–1713), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born in Orléans, France, the second of four sons of Jacques Groteste, sieur de la Buffière (d. in or after 1685), advocate of the Paris parlement and elder of the Reformed church at ...

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Malan, Solomon Caesar [formerly César Jean Salomon] (1812–1894), orientalist and biblical scholar  

R. S. Simpson

Malan, Solomon Caesar [formerly César Jean Salomon] (1812–1894), orientalist and biblical scholar, was born on 22 April 1812 in the rue Verdaine, Geneva, the eldest of the twelve children of César Henri Abraham Malan (1787–1864), a Reformed minister of Huguenot descent, and his wife, ...

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Du Moulin, Peter [Pierre] (1601–1684), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist  

Vivienne Larminie

Du Moulin, Peter [Pierre] (1601–1684), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Paris on 24 April 1601, the eldest of six children of Pierre Du Moulin (1568–1658), minister of the French Reformed church, and his first wife, Marie Colignon (...

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Papin, Isaac (1657–1709), theologian  

R. W. J. Michaelis

Papin, Isaac (1657–1709), theologian, was born in Blois on 27 March 1657, the only son of Isaac Papin, receiver-general of the domains of Blois, and Madelaine Pajon, sister of the pastor and theologian Claude Pajon. Destined to be a Huguenot pastor but by all accounts a frail child, ...

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Saravia, Adrian (1532–1613), Church of England clergyman and theologian  

Andrew Spicer

Saravia, Adrian (1532–1613), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born early in January 1532 at Hesdin in Artois, the son of Christopher de Saravia (d. 1572), a native of Spain, and Elisabeth Boulengier (d. 1578) from Artois. Saravia probably entered the Franciscan convent in ...

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Véron, Jean (d. 1563), religious writer and translator and Church of England clergyman  

Carrie Euler

Véron, Jean (d. 1563), religious writer and translator and Church of England clergyman, was probably born at or near Sens, for he called himself 'senonoys'; nothing is known about his date of birth or about his family or private life. No record of ...