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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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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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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 ...