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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Nasmith, David (1799–1839), founder of town and city missions

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 449 words.

Nasmith, David (1799–1839), founder of town and city missions, was born at Glasgow on 21 March 1799. He attended sabbath school and the city's grammar school, with a view to the university,...

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Religion and Education; Ethical Issues and Debates. 748 words.

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of James Fox (d. 1738/9),...

Columbanus [St Columbanus, Columban] (d. 615), missionary and monastic founder

Rob Meens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Religion and Education; Christianity. 3357 words.

Columbanus [St Columbanus, Columban] (d. 615), missionary and monastic founder, was born in the Irish province of Leinster.

Traditionally Columbanus's date of birth has been...

Mather, Ebenezer Joseph (1849–1927), founder of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen

Stephen Friend.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Religion and Education. 702 words.

Mather, Ebenezer Joseph (1849–1927), founder of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, was born on 12 June 1849 at Foregate Street, Stafford, the son of Henry Penkett Mather (c.1...

Coke, Thomas (1747–1814), Church of England clergyman and founder of Methodist missions

John A. Vickers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion and Education. 2921 words.

Coke, Thomas (1747–1814), Church of England clergyman and founder of Methodist missions, was born at Brecon on 28 September 1747, the third but only surviving son of Bartholomew Coke...

Hopkins, Charles Plomer (1861–1922), founder of missions to seamen and trade unionist

R. W. H. Miller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Religion and Education. 898 words.

Hopkins, Charles Plomer (1861–1922), founder of missions to seamen and trade unionist, was born on 7 March 1861 in Brewster, Massachusetts, USA, the son of an American master mariner...

Paton, Catherine Forrester- (1855–1914), philanthropist and a founder of women's missionary training in Scotland

Isabel Lusk.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Religion and Education; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 810 words.

Paton, Catherine Forrester- (1855–1914), philanthropist and a founder of women's missionary training in Scotland, was born on 1 June 1855 at Claremont Bank, Alloa; she was the second child...

Groves, Anthony Norris (1795–1853), missionary and a founder of the (Plymouth) Brethren

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Early Christianity; Religion and Education. 984 words.

Groves, Anthony Norris (1795–1853), missionary and a founder of the (Plymouth) Brethren, was born at Newton, Hampshire, on 1 February 1795. His staunchly Anglican parents had lost their...

Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women

Susan L. Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicine and Health; Religion and Education. 1041 words.

Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane,...

De Smet, Pierre-Jean

Bruce David Forbes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1171 words.

De Smet, Pierre-Jean (30 January 1801–23 May 1873), founder of missions among Native Americans, was born in Termonde (Dendermonde), Belgium, the son of Josse-Arnaud (Judocus) De Smet, a...

Scudder, Ida Sophia

Robert Stuart Jumonville.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Religion and Education. 1256 words.

Scudder, Ida Sophia (09 December 1870–24 May 1960), medical missionary and founder of the Vellore Medical College, was born in Ranipet, India, the daughter of John Scudder II, a medical...

Porter, H. Boone

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 994 words.

Porter, H. Boone (10 January 1923–05 June 1999), religious educator, was born Harry Boone Porter, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Harry Boone Porter, Sr., a businessman and founder...

Mackenzie, Jean Kenyon

Elizabeth Archuleta and Susan E. Gunter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 908 words.

Mackenzie, Jean Kenyon (06 January 1874–02 September 1936), Presbyterian missionary and author, was born in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Reverend Robert Mackenzie, who immigrated to the...

Cataldo, Joseph Maria

Mary Anne Hansen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1172 words.

Cataldo, Joseph Maria (17 March 1837–09 April 1928), Jesuit missionary and founder of Gonzaga University, was born in Terrasini, Sicily, the son of Antonio Cataldo and Sebastiana Borruso....

Sill, Anna Peck

Rita S. Saslaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1004 words.

Sill, Anna Peck (09 August 1816–18 June 1889), evangelical educator and seminary founder, was born in Burlington, Otsego County, New York, the daughter of Abel Sill and Hepsibah Peck,...

Hidalgo, Francisco

Robert S. Weddle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1221 words.

Hidalgo, Francisco (1659?– September 1726), Franciscan friar, was born in Spain. Neither his birthplace nor his parents are known. At age fifteen he completed the requisite study and took...

Becker, Abraham Jacob

Marvin E. Kroeker.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1257 words.

Becker, Abraham Jacob (25 February 1872–15 January 1953), and Magdalena Hergert Becker (04 August 1878–07 July 1938), missionaries, were born in Russia and Kansas, respectively. Abraham...

Cabrini, Frances Xavier

Richard Gribble.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; Education. 1188 words.

Cabrini, Frances Xavier (15 July 1850–22 December 1917), educator and founder, was born Maria Francesca Cabrini in Saint’ Angelo Lodigiano, Italy, the daughter of Agostino Cabrini and...

Biscoe, Cecil Earle Tyndale- (1863–1949), missionary and educationist

Gerald Studdert-Kennedy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education. 828 words.

Biscoe, Cecil Earle Tyndale- (1863–1949), missionary and educationist, was born on 9 February 1863 at Holton Park, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, the son of William Earle Tyndale (1813–1895), a...

Venn, Henry (1796–1873), missionary society administrator

C. Peter Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Education. 1663 words.

Venn, Henry (1796–1873), missionary society administrator, was born at Clapham, Surrey, on 10 February 1796, the fifth of eight children of John Venn (1759–1813), rector of Clapham and a...