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Sahak V

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unknown1755unknown
Catholicose of All Armenian (1755-0)*


Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin

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unknown1799-1817unknown
Islam; Dai al-Mutlaq Leader (1799-1817)* Dawoodi Bohra


Domingo de Salazar

bornactivedied
15121579-15941594, Dec 4
a Roman Catholic prelate who served as the first Bishop of Manila (1579–84) which was then newly-annexed to the Spanish Empire. He was born in La Rioja, Spain. On 6 February 1579, he was selected by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Gregory XIII as the first Bishop of Manila. He was installed in 1581. He served as Bishop of Manila until his death on ...
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Samouil

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unknown1805-1820unknown
Metropolitan of Durrës and Gora (1805–1820)* Orthodox Church of Albania


Samuel I Chatzeres

aka: Skarlatos Chazteris
bornactivedied
17001760s-17741775, May 10
the Ecumenical Patriarch for the Church of Constantinople during the periods 1763-1768 and 1773-1774. During his patriarchy, he was occupied with the finances of the Patriarchate. He limited the expenses, restrained the fundraisers and the procession of the "disk" five times per year and he repealed the old habit for priests and hieromonks to contribute in k...
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Samuel Kapasoulis of Alexandria

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unknown1710-17231723
served as Greek Patriarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in 1710–1712 and in 1714–1723. Pope Clement XI sent the Franciscan Lorenzo Cozza (later Cardinal) to Samuel in 1703 with the hope that the Patriarch might conclude union with Rome. He in fact signed a declaration of his renunciation of Orthodoxy and his embrace of Catholicism ten years later was...
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Samuil

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unknown1783-1796unknown
Metropolitan of Kiev (1783-1796)* Ukrainian Orthodox Church


Samuil of Krutitsy

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unknown1771-1775unknown
Metropolitan of Moscow (1771-1775)* Russian Orthodox Church


William Sancroft

bornactivedied
1617, Jan 301663-16901693, Nov 24
the 79th Archbishop of Canterbury (1678-1690) of the Church of England, and was one of the Seven Bishops imprisoned in 1688 for seditious libel against King James II, over his opposition to the king's Declaration of Indulgence.
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Juan de Santa Gertrudis

borndied
17241799, Aug 8
a Franciscan Spanish monk. Juan de Santa Gertrudis was sent as a missionary to South America in 1757 and between 1758 and 1767 during his evangelizing, he founded a mission in Putumayo Department called Agustinillo. He crossed the southern territory of New Granada, especially the province of Popayan, with some travel to Quito and Bogota. Following this exper...
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Johannes van Santen

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unknown1825-1858unknown
Archbishop of Utrecht (1825–1858)*Old Catholicism: Church of Utrecht


Sargis Hasan-Jalalean

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unknown1810-1815unknown
Catholicose of Aluank' (1810–1815)* Armenian Apostolic Church


Sava II

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unknown1766-1781unknown
Metropolitan (vladika) (1766-1781)* Montenegrin Orthodox Church


Girolamo Savonarola

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1452, Sep 211498, May 23
an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north w...
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Joseph Justus Scaliger

borndied
1540, Aug 51609, Jan 21
a French religious leader and scholar, known for expanding the notion of classical history from Greek and ancient Roman history to include Persian, Babylonian, Jewish and ancient Egyptian history. He spent the end of his life in the Netherlands.
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Frederik Schenck van Toutenburg

bornactivedied
1503 ca1559-15801580, Aug 25
the first archbishop of Utrecht (previously only a bishopric). He became the first and last Archbishop of Utrecht until 1853. The Cathedral of Utrecht was closed from June 1580 onwards, though Roman Catholics still received permission to bury their dead (including their late archbishop) in the cathedral. Schenck van Toutenburg's funeral ceremony on 30 August...
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David Tevele Schiff

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unknown1765-17911791, Dec 17
the chief rabbi of Great Britain and the rabbi of the Great Synagogue of London from 1765 until his death. Rabbi Schiff was a disciple of Rabbi Joshua Falk, author of the Classic Commentary on the Talmud "Pene Yehoshua". He was a contemporary of Rabbi Yechezkel Sega"l Landau, Prague's Chief Rabbi and author of the fundamental Responsae "Noda B'Yhuda". His mo...
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Menachem Mendel Schneersohn

aka: Tzemach Tzedek
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1789, Sep 91831-18661866, Mar 17
an Orthodox rabbi, leading 19th century posek, and the third Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement. After a three-year interregnum during which he tried to persuade the hasidim to accept his brother-in-law Menachem-Nachum Schneuri or his uncle Chaim-Avraham as their leader, he assumed the leadership of Lubavitch on the eve of Sh...
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Dovber Schneuri

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1773, Nov 131812-18271827, Nov 16
the second Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavitch Chasidic movement from 1812 until his death. Rabbi Dovber was the first Chabad rebbe to live in the town of Lyubavichi (now in present-day Belorus), the town for which this Hasidic dynasty is named. He is also known as the Mitteler Rebbe ("Middle Rebbe" in Yiddish), being the second of the first thr...
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Samuel Schotten

aka: The Mharsheishoch
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16441685-17191719, Jul 5
He became Rabbi of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1685. Shmuel Schotten HaCohen was born in Schotten and moved to Frankfurt am Main in 1682. He was appointed Rosh Yeshiva of the yeshiva in Frankfurt am Main and Rabbi of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1685. He died in Frankfurt am Main. He is the author of "Kos ha-Yeshu'os" (Frankfurt am Main, ...
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Christian Scriver

borndied
1629, Jan 21693, Apr 5
a German Lutheran minister and devotional writer. His most important work was Seelen-Schatz ("The Soul's Treasure", 5 parts, 1675-1692; new ed., 3 vols., Berlin, 1852–53), describing the progress of the soul from misery to eternal life and combining allegory, dogmatics, and ethics. It has been translated into numerous languages, including Norwegian, Danish...
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Samuel Seabury

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1729, Nov 301789-17921796, Feb 25
the first American Episcopal bishop, the second Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA, from 1789 until 1792 and the first Bishop of Connecticut. He was a leading Loyalist in New York City during the American Revolution.
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Angelo Secchi

aka: Pietro Angelo
borndied
1818, Jun 291878, Feb 26
an Italian astronomer. He was Director of the Observatory at the Pontifical Gregorian University (then called the Roman College) for 28 years. He was a pioneer in astronomical spectroscopy, and was one of the first scientists to state authoritatively that the Sun is a star.
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Thomas Secker

bornactivedied
16931758-17681768, Aug 3
the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Church of England from 1758 until his death in 1768. In 1737 he became the Bishop of Oxford and then the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, London, in 1750. On 21 April 1758, a month after the death of his predecessor, he became Archbishop of Canterbury. His advocacy of an American episcopate, in connection with which he wrote t...
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Joseph Seguy

aka: Séguy
borndied
16891761, Mar 25
a French clergyman. Very little is known about the details of his life. A royal preacher, he wrote Panégyriques de saints, Sermons pour les principaux jours du carême, and a Nouvel essai de poésies sacrées, in which he made a French verse translation of Psalms and the songs of the Bible. He was elected to the Académie française in 1736.
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Selama III

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unknown1841-1866unknown
Metropolitan of Ethiopia (1841–1866)* Ethiopian Church


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Selim I

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1465/66/70, Oct 101512-15201520, Sep 22
the Sultan and Caliph (Sunni Islam) of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate from 1512 to 1520. His reign is notable for the enormous expansion of the Empire, particularly his conquest between 1516 and 1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, which included all of Sham, Hejaz, Tihamah, and Egypt itself. He was also granted the title of "Khâdim ül Haramain ish ...
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Selim II

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1524, May 281566-15741574, Dec 12/15
the Sultan and Caliph (Sunni Islam) of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate from 1566 until his death in 1574. Selim II became the first Sultan devoid of active military interest and willing to abandon power to his ministers, provided he was left free to pursue his orgies and debauches. His Grand Vizier, Mehmed Sokollu, from what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina, cont...
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Selim III

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1761, Dec 241789-18071808, Jul 28
the reform-minded Sultan and Islam Caliph of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. The Janissaries eventually deposed and imprisoned him, and placed his cousin Mustafa on the throne as Mustafa IV. Selim was killed by a group of assassins subsequently after a Janissary revolt.
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Serafim

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unknown1819-1821unknown
Metropolitan of Moscow (1819–1821)* Russian Orthodox Church


Serafim

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unknown1821-1843unknown
Metropolitan of St. Petersburg (1821–1843)* Russian Orthodox Church


Serapheim I

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unknown1733-1734unknown
Ecumenical Patriarch (1733-1734)* Church of Constantinople
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Serapheim II

bornactivedied
1690s ca1750s-17611781/82
Ecumenical Patriarch for the Church of Constantinople from 1757 until 1761. Seraphim II was born in Delvinë, southern Albania to Greek parents in the late 17th century. Before he was elected as Patriarch of Constantinople on 22 July 1757 he was Metropolitan of Philippoupolis. In 1759 he invited Eugenios Voulgaris to head the reforms in the patriarchal aca...
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Seraphim I

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unknown1813-1823unknown
Patriarch (1813–1823)* Patriarchate of Antioch


Serapion

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unknown1803-1822unknown
Metropolitan of Kiev (1803–1822)* Ukrainian Orthodox Church


Junipero Serra

aka: Junípero Serra y Ferrer
borndied
1713, Nov 241784, Aug 28
a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, in what was then Alta California in the Province of Las Californias, New Spain. Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988, in Vatican City. Pop...
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Elizabeth Ann Seton

borndied
1774, Aug 281821, Jan 4
the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church (September 14, 1975). She established the first Catholic girls' school in the nation in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she also founded the first American congregation of religious sisters, the Sisters of Charity.
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Gilbert Sheldon

bornactivedied
1598, Jun 191663-16771677, Nov 9
the English Archbishop of Canterbury for the Church of England from 1663 until his death in 1677. In 1660, Sheldon was elected Bishop of London. As Archbishop, he was greatly interested in the welfare of the University of Oxford, of which he became Chancellor in 1667, succeeding Lord Clarendon, as Hyde now was. The Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford was built and ...
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John Sherry

borndied
1506 ca1555
the Anglican Archdeacon of Lewes in East Sussex, England, between 1542 and 1551. Sherry was born around 1506 in London. He later took up a literary and academic career. In 1522, he became a demy,[a] or a foundation scholar of Magdalen College, Oxford, and graduated as a B.A. on 21 June 1527. He went on to receive an M.A. on 10 March 1531. In 1534, he was app...
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Shimoun XIV Sleman

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unknown1700-1740unknown
Patriarch (1700-1740)*Assyrian Church of the East


Shimoun XV Maqdassi

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Patriarch (1740-1780)*Assyrian Church of the East


Shimoun XVI Yohanan

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unknown1780-1820unknown
Patriarch (1780-1820)*Assyrian Church of the East


Shimoun XVII Abraham

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unknown1820-1861unknown
Patriarch (1820–1861)*Assyrian Church of the East


Ignatius Shukr Allah II

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unknown1723-1745unknown
Patriarch of Antioch and All the East (1723-1745)* Syrian Orthodox Church


Giovanni Battista Sidotti

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16681714
an Italian secular priest and Apostolic Missionary of the Pontifical Congregation of Propaganda Fide. During the Edo period, he entered Japan illegally and was arrested, whereupon he was confined until his death. Because he was unable to teach religion at Kirishitan Yashiki, Sidotti was, as a matter of course, exempt from torture. Furthermore, he was not be ...
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Juan Martinez Siliceo

aka: Juan Martínez Silíceo
borndied
14861557
a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop, cardinal and mathematician. After he was ordained as a priest, he became a professor of Christian theology. He then became the canon theologian of the cathedral chapter of the Cathedral of Coria. In July 1534, he was named tutor to Philip, Prince of Asturias, later becoming the prince's almoner and confessor.
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Silvestr

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unknown1750-1761unknown
Metropolitan of St. Petersburg (1750-1761)* Russian Orthodox Church


Silvestros

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unknown1718-1734unknown
Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and All Cypru (1718-1734)* Orthodox Church of Cyprus


Silvestros I

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unknown1724-1766unknown
Patriarch (1724-1766)* Patriarchate of Antioch


Simeon

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unknown1763-1780unknown
Catholicose of All Armenian (1763-1780)*


Simeon V

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unknown1794-1810unknown
Catholicose of Aluank' (1794–1810)* Armenian Apostolic Church


Pope Sixtus V

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1521, Dec 131585-15901590, Aug 27
Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 24 April 1585 to his death in 1590. As a youth, he joined the Franciscan order, where he displayed talents as a scholar and preacher, and enjoyed the patronage of Pius V, who made him a cardinal. As Pope, he energetically rooted out corruption and lawlessness across Rome, and launched a far-sighted rebuilding programme ...
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Piotr Skarga

aka: Piotr Poweski
borndied
1536, Feb 21612, Sep 27
a Polish Jesuit, preacher, hagiographer, polemicist, and leading figure of the Counter-Reformation in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Due to his oratorical gifts, he has been called "the Polish Bossuet". In addition to being a popular and well-known preacher, Skarga was the author of numerous theological texts and polemics, and it is as a writer that his...
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John Skelton

aka: Shelton
borndied
1463 ca1529, Jun 21
an English poet. He had been a tutor to King Henry VIII of England and died at Westminster. Skelton is said to have been educated at Oxford. He certainly studied at Cambridge. In 1498 he was successively ordained sub-deacon, deacon and priest. He seems to have been imprisoned in 1502, but no reason is known for his disgrace. In addition to his poetry, Skelto...
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Shimoun XIV Sleman

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unknown1700-1740unknown
Patriarch (1700-1740)* Assyrian Church of the East


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Anton Martin Slomsek

aka: Slomšek
borndied
1800, Nov 61862, Sep 24
a Slovene bishop, author, poet, and advocate of Slovene culture. He strove for religious education and education in Slovene, writing numerous books on the matter. Slomšek was considered an excellent preacher and a tireless and modest priest. He also wrote songs, some of which have achieved widespread popularity and are still sung today. Together with Andrej...
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Joseph Smith

bornactivedied
1805, Dec 231827-18441844, Jun 27
an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement. When he was twenty-four, Smith published the Book of Mormon; by the time of his death fourteen years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religious culture that continues to the present. Smith moved away from written revelations opening wi...
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Richard Smith

borndied
1568, Nov1655, Mar 18
officially the Bishop of Chalcedon, he was the second Catholic bishop for England, Wales and Scotland after Catholicism was banned in England in 1559. He followed William Bishop, who died in 1624. Smith was appointed Apostolic Vicar for the whole of England, Wales and Scotland in 1625. He followed William Bishop, who had held the post for less than a year. A...
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Samuel Stanhope Smith

borndied
1751, Mar 151819, Aug 21
a Presbyterian minister, founding president of Hampden–Sydney College and the seventh president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) from 1795 to 1812. His stormy career ended in his enforced resignation. Smith was the first systematic expositor of Scottish Common Sense Realism in America. An empiricist in his anthropology and a Lamarcki...
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Sydney Smith

borndied
1771, Jun 31845, Feb 22
an English wit, writer and Anglican cleric. In 1800, Smith published his first book, Six Sermons, preached in Charlotte Street Chapel, Edinburgh, and in the same year, married, against the wishes of her friends, Catharine Amelia Pybus. He wrote for the Edinburgh Review for the next quarter of a century, and his brilliant articles were a main element in its s...
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Captain Sneed

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Captain Sneed paid Governor William Markham of Pennsylvania more than £100 to become a justice of the peace. He did not, however, prove a friend. He prosecuted pirates and accused Markham of consorting with pirates.


Sofronije Podgoricanin

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Metropolitan of Krusedol (1710-1711)* Serbian Orthodox Church


Sofrony

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unknown1847-1863unknown
Archbishop of Moscow (1847–1863)* Old Believers


Fra Vincenzo Soliva

aka: Inquisitor of Ancona
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unknown1840sunknown
in 1843 (June 24), in spite of the fact that the Jews of the city had contributed 12,900 scudi to do honor to the pope during his visit in 1841, an old decree was revived by Fra Vincenzo Soliva, Inquisitor of Ancona and other districts, forbidding Jews to reside or do business in any place where there was no ghetto, to employ Christian journeymen, to hire Ch...
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Meshullam Solomon

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unknown1765-1780unknown
(1765–1780), Appointed in opposition* British Empire


Sophronios V

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unknown1770-1775unknown
Patriarch (1770-1775)* Patriarchate of Jerusalem


Sophronius II

aka: Sophronius V
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unknown1771-17801780, Oct 19
the Ecumenical Patriarch for the Church of Constantinople during the period 1775–80 and, as Sophronius V for the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1771–75. He was born in Aleppo, Syria. He served as metropolitan bishop of Ptolemais (of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem) and in 1771 he was elected Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem as Sophr...
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Ericus Erici Sorolainen

bornactivedied
15461583-16251625
a Finnish Lutheran bishop, a Bishop of Turku from 1583 to 1625 as the successor to Paulus Juusten; and the administrator of the Diocese of Viipuri. After his ordination to priesthood, he was sent to University of Rostock (rector of which was then David Chytraeus). After his studies he became 1578 headmaster of the school in Gävle. 1583 he was consecrated a...
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Domingo de Soto

borndied
14941560, Nov 15
a Dominican priest and Scholastic theologian born in Segovia, Spain, and died in Salamanca at the age of 66. He is best known as one of the founders of international law and of the Spanish Thomistic philosophical and theological movement known as the School of Salamanca. He held powerful positions including Confessor of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the e...
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Robert Southwell

borndied
1561 ca1595, Feb 21
an English Roman Catholic priest of the Jesuit Order. He was also a poet and clandestine missionary in post-Reformation England. After being arrested and imprisoned in 1592, and intermittently tortured and questioned by Richard Topcliffe, Southwell eventually was tried and convicted of high treason for his links to the Holy See. On 21 February 1595, Father S...
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Haquin Spegel

bornactivedied
1645, Jun 141670s-17141714, Apr 17
a religious author and hymn writer who held several bishop's seats for the Lutheran Swedish Church. In 1675, the King Charles XI of Sweden appointed him as court chaplain. He kept a diary during the whole time, which has proven to be valuable as research material. In 1680 he wed Queen Ulrika Eleonora and the King. He spent the following five years mainly on ...
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Philipp Spener

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1635, Jan 131653-17021705, Feb 5
a German Christian theologian known as the "Father of Pietism." Highly influenced by Johann Arndt, Lewis Bayly, Jean de Labadie, and Theophil Großgebauer, Spener’s own writings display an emphasis on personal transformation through spiritual rebirth and renewal. It is this focus on individual devotion and piety that places him within the realm of Pietism....
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Stefan Stankovic

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unknown1830s-18411841
an orthodox bishop from the Eparchy of Buda and Metropolitan of Karlovci for the Serbian Orthodox Church from 1836 to 1841, succeeding Stefan Stratimirovic. He was succeeded by metropolitan Josif Rajacic.
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Edward Stanley

borndied
1779, Jan 11849, Sep 6
an English clergyman who served as Bishop of Norwich between 1837 and 1849. He set about combating laxity and want of discipline among the clergy. Educated at St John's College, Cambridge (16th wrangler, 1802), he was ordained in 1802 and three years later became rector of Alderley, Cheshire, a position he held for the next 32 years. While there he took a gr...
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Cornelius Steenoven

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Archbishop of Utrecht (1723-1725)*Old Catholicism: Church of Utrecht
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Stefan of Ryazan

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unknown1701-1722unknown
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1701-1722)* Russian Orthodox Church


Stefan Stankovic

bornactivedied
unknown1836-1837unknown
0 (1836–1837)* Serbian Orthodox Church


Vikentije Stefanovic

bornactivedied
unknown1754-1756unknown
Patriarch (1754-1756)* Serbian Orthodox Church


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Jacopo Stellini

borndied
1699, Apr 271770, Mar 27
an Italian abbot, writer and philosopher. Very little is known about the details of his life. Born in Cividale del Friuli in 1699, Stellini engaged in medicine, mathematics, literature and philosophy (he was an Aristotelian). He wrote many poems, but his main work is the essay De ortu et progressu morum. In Udine there is an high school dedicated to him.
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Stephanos II

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unknown1732-1738unknown
Metropolitan of Hungaro-Walachia (1732-1738)* Romanian Orthodox Church


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Laurence Sterne

bornactivedied
1713, Nov 241737-17681768, Mar 18
an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. In 1759, to support his dean in a church squabble, Sterne wrote A Political Romanc...
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Johannes Steuchius

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1676, Jan 31730-17421742, Jun 21
Archbishop of Uppsala in the Lutheran Swedish Church from 1730 to his death in 1742. He was born in Härnösand, the son of the previous archbishop Mathias Steuchius. His family name was ennobled in 1719 to Steuch. Before he became archbishop, he was a professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Uppsala.
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Matthias Steuchius

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1644, Oct 261690s-17301730, Aug 2
the Bishop of the Diocese of Lund, 1694 to 1714 and Archbishop of Uppsala in the Lutheran Swedish Church from 1714 to his death in 1730. Steuchius grew up in Härnösand in northern Sweden, where his father Petrus Steuchius was superintendent. He was ordained to priest in 1672 and participates in the Riksdag of the Estates in 1672 and 1675. In 1676 he became...
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Joseph Steward

borndied
1753, Jul 61822, Apr 15
an American minister, portrait painter and museum curator. Steward was a largely self-taught artist, although he may have studied with Jonathan Trumbull in the fall of 1792, during Trumbull's brief residency in Hartford. Steward is known to have been painting portraiture on a regular basis by 1788. He did not, however, always paint from life. There are many ...
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John Still

borndied
1543 ca1607/1608, Feb 26
a bishop of Bath and Wells, enjoyed considerable fame as a preacher and disputant. He was formerly reputed to be the author of the early English comedy drama Gammer Gurton's Needle. He was appointed in 1570 Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, subsequently held livings in Suffolk (where he was Archdeacon of Sudbury from 1576 to 1593) and Yorkshire, ...
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Rev. Dr. Robert Stirling

borndied
1790, Oct 251878, Jun 6
a Scottish clergyman, and inventor of the Stirling engine. He inherited his father's interest in engineering, but studied divinity at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. and was licensed to preach in the Church of Scotland in 1816 by the Presbytery of Dumbarton. He invented what he called the Heat Economiser (now generally known as the regenerator), a...
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John Stone [1]

bornactivedied
unknown1530s1539, Dec
an English Augustinian friar who was executed, probably in December 1539; he was canonized in 1970 by Pope Paul VI. Nothing is known of John’s early life, education, or activities in the Order, though it is conjectured that he joined the Augustinians at Canterbury since this is the place of his death. Friar Stone was a Doctor of Theology, living in the Aug...
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John Stone [3]

borndied
1765, Mar 171834, Aug 7
an early citizen of Middlebury, Connecticut. He owned a saw mill, and was one of the early members of the Middlebury Congregational Church. Before living in Middlebury, he had lived in Southbury, Connecticut. In Middlebury, he was an owner of a saw mill on Eight Mile Brook near his house. Today, all that remains of this mill are the granite foundations, alth...
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Stefan Stratimirovic

borndied
1757, Dec 271836, Sep 22
the Metropolitan of Karlovci, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Austrian Empire, between 1790 and 1836. Having been appointed metropolitan at the age of 33, Stratimirovic maintained control over church life decisively and autonomously. He was an aid to Serbian rebel leader Karadorde during the First Serbian Uprising and actively participated in the ...
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William Strong

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unknown1654
an English clergyman and then pastor of an independent congregation, and member of the Westminster Assembly. He was born in Dorset, and was educated at Cambridge, graduating B. A. from St. Catharine Hall, of which he was elected a fellow on 30 December 1631. In 1640 he became rector of Moore Critchell in Dorset, but he was driven out in 1643, when the royali...
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Suleiman I

aka: the Magnificent
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1494, Nov 61520-15661566, Sep 7
the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan and Caliph (Sunni Islam) of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate, from 1520 to his death in 1566. Suleiman became a prominent monarch of 16th-century Europe, presiding over the apex of the Ottoman Empire's military, political, and economic power. Suleiman personally led Ottoman armies in conquering the Christian strongholds as ...
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Suleiman II

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1642, Apr 151687-16911691, Jun 22/23
the Sultan and Caliph (Sunni Islam) of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate from 1687 to 1691. Immediately after assuming the throne, the Ottomans suffered a devastating defeat at the second Battle of Mohács. Unable to rule effectively himself, Suleiman II shrewdly appointed Köprülü Fazil Mustafa Pasha as his Grand Vizier. Even so, when Russia joined an alliance...
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John Bird Sumner

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1780, Feb 251848-18621862, Feb 6
a bishop in the Church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1848 to 1862. Sumner's numerous writings were much esteemed, especially by the Evangelical party to which he belonged. His best known writings are his Treatise on the Records of Creation and the Moral Attributes of the Creator (London, 1816) and The Evidence of Christianity derived from its ...
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Suzuki Shosan

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1579, Feb 51655, Jul 28
a Japanese samurai who served under the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Shosan was born in modern-day Aichi Prefecture of Japan. He participated in the Battle of Sekigahara and the Battle of Osaka before renouncing life as a warrior and becoming a Zen Buddhist monk in 1621.
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Olaus Swebilius

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1624, Jan 11681-17001700, Jun 29
Archbishop of Uppsala (1681-1700)* Lutheran Swedish Church
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Sylvester of Alexandria

aka: Silvester
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unknown1560s-1590unknown
Silvester served as Patriarch for Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria between 1569 and 1590. He came from Crete . During his tenure, the Church of Alexandria enjoyed prosperity. There is very little other information about the details of his life.
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Ignacije Szentmartony

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1718, Oct 281753-17561793, Apr 15
a Croatian Jesuit priest, missionary, mathematician, astronomer and explorer. After graduating from secondary school he entered the order of Jesuits in Vienna in 1735. By the year 1751, he was in Lisbon, Portugal where he obtained the title of royal mathematician and astronomer. With those credentials, he became a member of an expedition that worked on the r...
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