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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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Allies, Thomas William (1813–1903), theologian and Roman Catholic convert  

W. B. Owen

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Allies, Thomas William (1813–1903), theologian and Roman Catholic convert, born at Midsomer Norton, Somerset, on 12 February 1813, was the son of Thomas Allies, curate of Henbury, Bristol, and later rector of Wormington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth Fripp, daughter of a Bristol...

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Barrett, William (b. c. 1561, d. in or after 1630), theologian  

Elizabeth Allen

Barrett, William (b. c. 1561, d. in or after 1630), theologian, is of unknown parentage. He matriculated as a pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1580, graduating BA in 1585 and proceeding MA in 1588. He was appointed fellow and chaplain of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Bonville [Boville; alias Terill], Anthony (1623–1676), Jesuit and theologian  

J. Blom and F. Blom

Bonville [Boville; alias Terill], Anthony (1623–1676), Jesuit and theologian, was born at Canford in Dorset either on 20 February or on 2 March 1623, the son of Humphrey Bonville, esquire, and his wife, Mary. Both his parents were Roman Catholics, although, according to a later account by ...

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Butler, Basil Edward [name in religion Christopher Butler] (1902–1986), Roman Catholic bishop and theologian  

Dominic Aidan Bellenger

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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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Chillingworth, William (1602–1644), theologian  

Warren Chernaik

Chillingworth, William (1602–1644), theologian, was born in Oxford in October 1602 'in a little house on the north side of the conduit at Quatervois [Carfax]' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 3.867), the son of William Chillingworth (d. 1653), a prosperous mercer who later became mayor of ...

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Corro, Antonio del (1527–1591), theologian  

Alexander Gordon

revised by Jonathan L. Nelson

Corro, Antonio del (1527–1591), theologian, was born at Seville, the son of Antonio del Corro, doctor of law, and a prostitute. He entered the Observantine Hieronymite monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, near Seville, about 1547, and soon afterwards renounced the Roman Catholic faith. He ascribed this step to the influence of certain disclosures made to him by a member of the Spanish Inquisition, who also introduced him to the writings of ...

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Cradocke, Edward (fl. 1552–1594), theologian and alchemist  

Robert M. Schuler

Cradocke, Edward (fl. 1552–1594), theologian and alchemist, was born in Staffordshire but spent most of his life at Oxford. Having matriculated at Christ Church in 1552 at the age of sixteen, he completed the BA (11 January 1556) and MA (10 February 1560), and immediately entered holy orders. Under ...

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Lee, Frederick George (1832–1902), writer on theology  

Margaret Pawley

Lee, Frederick George (1832–1902), writer on theology, was born at School House, Thame, Oxfordshire, on 6 January 1832, the eldest son of Frederick Lee (d. 1842), sometime rector of Easington, Oxfordshire, and vicar of Stantonbury, Berkshire, and his wife, Mary, only daughter of ...

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Newman, John Henry [St John Henry Newman] (1801–1890), theologian and cardinal  

Ian Ker

Newman, John Henry [St John Henry Newman] (1801–1890), theologian and cardinal, was born on 21 February 1801 at 80 Old Broad Street in the City of London. His father, John Newman (d. 1824), was a banker, the son of a ...

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Newman, John Henry (1801–1890)  

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John Henry Newman (1801–1890) by Heath & Beau, 1861 The Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory

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Nicholl, Donald (1923–1997), historian and theologian  

Adrian Hastings

Nicholl, Donald (1923–1997), historian and theologian, was born in Claremount, Halifax, Yorkshire, on 23 July 1923, the son of William Nicholl (1898–1979), a brass finisher, and his wife, Mary Ann Scott (1904–1981). They had been married in the Anglican church of Claremount the previous Christmas day and it was a continuing source of joy to know that he had already been present on that occasion, two months old in his mother's womb. The family was extremely poor: ...

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Palmer, William (1811–1879), theologian and ecumenist  

Leon Litvack

Palmer, William (1811–1879), theologian and ecumenist, was born on 12 July 1811, at the rectory, Mixbury, Oxfordshire, the eldest son of William Jocelyn Palmer (1778–1853), rector of Mixbury, and Dorothea Richardson (d. 1867), daughter of the Revd William Roundell of Gledstone, Yorkshire...

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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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Rainolds, John (1549–1607)  

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John Rainolds (1549–1607) by unknown artist by permission of the President and Scholars, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Rainolds [Reynolds], John (1549–1607), theologian and college head  

Mordechai Feingold

Rainolds [Reynolds], John (1549–1607), theologian and college head, was born on 29 September 1549 in Pinhoe, Devon, the fifth of six sons of Richard Rainolds, a prosperous farmer. His uncle Thomas Rainolds (d. 1559) held numerous church positions as well as serving as warden of ...

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Salkeld [alias Dalston], John (1579/80–1660), Church of England clergyman and theologian  

G. Martin Murphy

Salkeld [alias Dalston], John (1579/80–1660), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was the fourth of the five sons of Edward Salkeld of Morland, Westmorland, the younger brother of Sir George Salkeld of Corby Castle, Cumberland. According to Anthony Wood he was briefly at the ...

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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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Ward, William George (1812–1882), theologian and philosopher  

Sheridan Gilley

Ward, William George (1812–1882), theologian and philosopher, was born in London on 21 March 1812, the eldest son of the four sons and four daughters of William Ward (1787–1849), MP, director of the Bank of England, and proprietor of Lord's cricket ground, and his wife, ...

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Ward, William George (1812–1882)  

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William George Ward (1812–1882) by George J. Stodart, pubd 1889 (after Emily Combe, c. 1832) © National Portrait Gallery, London