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Aconcio, Jacopo [Jacobus Acontius] (c. 1520–1566/7?), theologian and military engineer

A. G. Keller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Theology. 1450 words.

Aconcio, Jacopo [Jacobus Acontius] (c. 1520–1566/7?), theologian and military engineer, was perhaps born at Ossana, in the Val di Sole, not far from Trento in Italy, the son of Gerolamo...

Aikin, John (1713–1780), tutor and theological scholar

Diana K. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Theology. 1441 words.

Aikin, John (1713–1780), tutor and theological scholar, was born on 28 December 1713 in London. His father, John Aikin (1664–1756), a linen draper from Kirkcudbright, Scotland, had settled...

Allen, Alexander Viets Griswold

William L. Sachs.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Theology; Education. 946 words.

Allen, Alexander Viets Griswold (04 May 1841–01 July 1908), Episcopal priest, theologian, and educator, was born in Otis, Massachusetts, the son of Ethan Allen, a teacher and Episcopal...

Alnwick, Martin (d. 1336), Franciscan friar, theologian, and philosopher

S. F. Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Philosophy; Theology. 581 words.

Alnwick, Martin (d. 1336), Franciscan friar, theologian, and philosopher, doubtless came from Northumberland. Possibly the Martinus occasionally recorded as participating in Oxford...

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

Keith L. Sprunger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theology; Education. 4487 words.

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...

Arnold, Thomas Kerchever (bap. 1800, d. 1853), educational writer and theologian

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Theology. 986 words.

Arnold, Thomas Kerchever (bap. 1800, d. 1853), educational writer and theologian, was born at Stamford, Lincolnshire, where he was baptized on 6 March 1800, the son of Thomas Graham Arnold...

Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian

John Twigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Theology. 860 words.

Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian, was born on 29 March 1602 in Gateshead; nothing is known of his parents or early life. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in...

Bacon, Benjamin Wisner

Gene M. Tucker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theology; Education. 1233 words.

Bacon, Benjamin Wisner (15 January 1860–01 February 1932), clergyman and theological professor, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Susan (née Bacon) and Leonard Woolsey Bacon,...

Bagard, Thomas (d. 1544), civil lawyer and divine

John F. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Theology; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 661 words.

Bagard, Thomas (d. 1544), civil lawyer and divine, was born in the diocese of Hereford, of unknown parentage. He was a scholar in civil law by March 1515 at Oxford University and was a...

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

C. S. Knighton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion; Theology; Education. 2205 words.

Baro, 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...

Barton [Berton], William (d. after 1382), theologian and university principal

Jeremy Catto.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Theology. 636 words.

Barton [Berton], William (d. after 1382), theologian and university principal, originated in the diocese of Canterbury, and must have read the arts course at Oxford in the early 1350s....

Bate, John (d. 1430), logician and theologian

John M. Fletcher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theology; Education; Philosophy. 213 words.

Bate, John (d. 1430), logician and theologian, was, according to Leland, born west of the Severn (perhaps in the Welsh marches), but educated at the Carmelite convent in York. As a...

Baylee, Joseph (1807–1883), theological teacher and writer

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theology; Education. 617 words.

Baylee, Joseph (1807–1883), theological teacher and writer, was born on 23 July 1807, at Limerick, the fifth son of John Tyrrell Baylee, a Quaker schoolmaster, and his wife, Jane,...

Bede [St Bede, Bæda, known as the Venerable Bede] (673/4–735), monk, historian, and theologian

J. Campbell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Theology; Christianity; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 7333 words.

Bede [St Bede, Bæda, known as the Venerable Bede] (673/4–735), monk, historian, and theologian, in his Historia ecclesiastica (731) outlines his own life. Born in northern Northumbria, his...

Benson, Margaret (1865–1916), Egyptologist and religious philosopher

Jessica Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Theology. 876 words.

Benson, Margaret (1865–1916), Egyptologist and religious philosopher, was born on 16 June 1865 at Wellington College, Berkshire, the fourth of the six children of Edward White Benson...

Billingham [Bullingham], Richard (fl. c. 1344–c. 1361), logician and theologian

John M. Fletcher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theology; Education; Philosophy. 363 words.

Billingham [Bullingham], Richard (fl. c. 1344–c. 1361), logician and theologian, was associated with Merton College, Oxford, as a fellow from c.1344 until c.1361. He held many...

Bloxham, John [Geffrei] (c. 1340–1387), theologian and college head

Jeremy Catto.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Theology. 521 words.

Bloxham, John [Geffrei] (c. 1340–1387), theologian and college head, evidently came from Bloxham, Oxfordshire. He was elected fellow of Merton in 1361, and spent his whole life thereafter...

Blunt, John Henry (1823–1884), ecclesiastical historian and theological writer

T. F. Tout.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; History of Religion; Theology. 402 words.

Blunt, John Henry (1823–1884), ecclesiastical historian and theological writer, was born at Chelsea on 25 August 1823, where he was educated in a private school. For some years after...

Bowne, Borden Parker

John Howie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Theology; Education. 1181 words.

Bowne, Borden Parker (14 January 1847–01 April 1910), philosopher, theologian, and educator, was born in Atlantic Highlands (formerly Leonardville), New Jersey, the son of Joseph Bowne and...

Boyce, (Nora Elisabeth) Mary (1920–2006), scholar of Zoroastrianism

John R. Hinnells.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religious Studies; Theology. 1514 words.

Boyce, (Nora Elisabeth) Mary (1920–2006), scholar of Zoroastrianism, was born on 2 August 1920 in Darjeeling, India, where her parents were resting. Her father, William H. Boyce, was a...