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Frederick William Faber

borndied
18141863
a noted English hymn writer and theologian, who converted from Anglicanism to the Catholic priesthood. His best-known work is Faith of Our Fathers. Though he was a Roman Catholic writing for fellow Catholics at that point, many of his hymns today are sung by Protestant congregations. In addition to many pamphlets and translations, Faber published many works ...
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David Fabricius

bornactivedied
1564, Mar 91584-16171617, May 7
a German pastor who made two major discoveries in the early days of telescopic astronomy, jointly with his eldest son, Johannes Fabricius. Fabricius discovered the first known periodic variable star (as opposed to cataclysmic variables, such as novas and supernovas), Mira, in August 1596.
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Jonas Fahlenius

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unknown1734-1748unknown
Bishop of Turku (1734-1748)* Lutheran Finish Church


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Samuel Fairclough

borndied
15941677
an English nonconformist divine. In 1619, he accepted an offer from the mayor and nine aldermen of Lynn Regis, Norfolk, of a lectureship,. from the congregation. ‘His popularity,’ relates Edmund Calamy, ‘excited the envy of the other ministers, and he was openly opposed by the publicans, whose business declined from the decrease of drunkenness.’Samu...
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John Fairfax

borndied
16231700
an English ejected minister. Fairfax's preaching got him more than once into prison. In 1672 Fairfax entered on a renewed career, active in preaching and the formation of nonconformist congregations. He wrote and published several sermons.
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Nathaniel Fairfax

borndied
16371690
an English divine and physician. In 1670 he removed to England and practised at Woodbridge, Suffolk. There he wrote A Treatise of the Bulk and Selvedge of the World. Wherein the Greatness, Littleness, and Lastingness of Bodies are freely handled. With an Answer to Tentamina de Deo, by S[amuel] P[arker], D.D., which is curious for the affected exclusion of al...
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Justus Falckner

borndied
1672, Nov 221723, Sep 21
an early American Lutheran minister and the first Lutheran pastor to be ordained within the region that became the United States. Falckner's published works include Grondlycke Onderricht which first appeared in the Dutch language during 1708. This was the first Lutheran catechism to be published in North America. He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints ...
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John Falconer

borndied
15771656
an English Jesuit. He was ordained priest 20 December 1603, entered the Society of Jesus 18 November 1604, and three years later was sent upon the English mission. His name occurs in a list of twelve Jesuits banished in 1618. He was professed of the four vows 22 July 1619. In 1621 he had returned from exile, and was exercising his spiritual functions in Lond...
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Thomas Falconer [2]

borndied
1772, Dec 241839, Feb 19
an English clergyman and classical scholar. After taking holy orders he spent some years at Edinburgh studying medicine. He took his M.B. and M.D. degrees at Oxford in 1822. He never practised medicine, nor, except for a short time as locum tenens, did he do any ordinary clerical duty. He was, however, select preacher before the university of Oxford on sever...
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John Faldo

borndied
16331690, Feb 7
an English nonconformist minister and controversialist. In 1673 he published ‘Quakerism no Christianity. Clearly and abundantly proved, out of the writings of their Chief Leaders. With a Key, for the understanding their sense of their many Usurped, and Unintelligible Words and Phrases, to most Readers.’ The book was in three parts. A volume published by ...
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William Falkner

borndied
unknown1682
an English divine. Falkner received his education at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1652, M.A. in 1656, and D.D. in 1680. On 23 July 1679 he was collated by the Bishop of Ely to the rectory of Glemsford, Suffolk. He was also town preacher at the chapel of St. Nicholas, King's Lynn, where he died on 9 April 1682. By his wife Susan, daughter...
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Samuel Fancourt

borndied
16781768
a dissenting minister and projector of circulating libraries. The library contained two or three thousand bound volumes and about the same number of pamphlets; from a third to a half of the books and pamphlets consisted of theology and ecclesiastical history and controversy, and only about a tenth of it was ‘light’ literature.
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Anthony Farindon

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15981658
an English royalist divine. In 1647, through the influence of Sir John Robinson, a kinsman of Laud, Farindon was chosen as minister of St Mary Magdalene, Milk Street. Farindon's reputation rests on 130 sermons, of which 31 were published by himself, in a volume dedicated to Robinson, his patron, the remainder by his executors, John Millington and John Powney...
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Ellis Farneworth

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unknown1763, Mar 25
an English translator. He matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge on 17 December 1730 and graduated B.A. in 1734 and M.A. in 1738. In 1755 he was acting as curate to John Fitzherbert, vicar of Ashbourne, Derbyshire; but on 27 Dec. 1758 he became vicar of Rostherne, Cheshire, by the influence of William Fitzherbert of Tissington, Derbyshire, brother of his f...
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Richard Farnworth

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unknown1666
an English Quaker writer of tracts. In 1651 he attended the Quaker yearly meeting at Balby in Yorkshire, where he resided, when he was convinced by the preaching of George Fox. Joining the Society of Friends, became a minister. For some time he seems to have attached himself to Fox, with whom he visited Swarthmore in 1652. During this year he interrupted a c...
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Arthur Faunt

borndied
15541591, Feb 28
an English Jesuit theologian and missionary to Poland. He was made professor of divinity and attracted the attention of Pope Gregory XIII, who on the establishment of the Jesuit college at Posen in 1581, appointed him rector. He was also professor of Greek there for three years, of moral theology and controversy for nine more. He was highly esteemed by the s...
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Benjamin Fawcett

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17151780
an English dissenting minister. In 1745 Fawcett moved to Kidderminster. Here Doddridge visited him in 1747, and found his ministry prospering: he had 316 catechumens. He seems to have retained his popularity to the close of his life. He was very zealous in founding country congregations. Some of his notions were unconventional. For the use of his congregatio...
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Joshua Fawcett

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1809, May 91864, Dec 21
an English clergyman and miscellaneous writer. He was educated at a grammar school at Clapham, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and took the degrees in arts, B.A. in 1829, M.A. in 1836. He was ordained in 1830, and after serving curacies at Pannall, near Harrogate, Yorkshire, and at Everton, near Liverpool, Lancashire, he was presented in 1833 by h...
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Charles Fell

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16871763
an English Roman Catholic priest. After coming on the English mission he resided principally in London, where he devoted his leisure time to the compilation of ‘The Lives of Saints; collected from Authentick Records of Church History. With a full Account of the other Festivals throughout the year. To which is prefixed a Treatise on the Moveable Feasts and ...
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John Fell

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1735, Aug 221797, Sep 6
an English congregationalist minister and classical tutor. In May 1770 he succeeded David Parry as minister of the congregational church at Thaxted, Essex, where he was ordained on 24 October. This was his happiest settlement; his congregation grew, he lived on intimate terms with successive rectors of the parish, and with Rayner Hickford, the Saxon scholar;...
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Dudley Fenner

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1558 ca1587
an English puritan divine. He helped popularise Ramist logic in the English language. Fenner was also one of the first theologians to use the term "covenant of works" to describe God's relationship with Adam in the Book of Genesis. A list of his authentic works is given in Cooper's Athenae Cantabrigienses (Cambridge, 1858-1861). They rank among the best expo...
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William Fenner

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16001640
an English Puritan divine. In 1627 he proceeded B.D., and two years later was presented to the living of Rochford, Essex, where he was until his death in 1640. Fenner was appreciated as a preacher, one of his sermons being quoted by Edward Williams, and his writings enjoyed popularity for some time, as plain in manner while zealous in tone.
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Roger Fenton [1]

borndied
15651615
an English clergyman, one of the translators of the Authorised King James Version. He was born in Lancashire and was educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he matriculated as a sizar in 1585. He graduated B.A. in 1589, becoming a fellow in 1590. He graduated M.A. in 1592; he later proceeded B.D. in 1602 and D.D. in 1613. From 1598 he was preacher to the...
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George Fenwicke

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16901760, Apr 10
an English clergyman and religious writer. Fenwicke was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1708/9 and M.A. in 1712. He was elected a Fellow of St John's on 29 March 1710. He resigned his fellowship in March 1722, and was presented to the rectory of Hallaton, Leicestershire, which he held until his death. Here, as a condition of hol...
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Feodosy

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unknown1745-1750unknown
Metropolitan of St. Petersburg (1745-1750)* Russian Orthodox Church


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James Ferguson [1]

borndied
16211667
a Scottish minister. Ferguson belonged to the Fergusons of Kilkerran. He graduated at Glasgow University in 1638, and was ordained minister of Kilwinning, Ayrshire, in 1643. He was a member of the assembly of 1648, and declined calls to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Ferguson is remembered and esteemed at this day as the author of a series of excellent commenta...
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Syedna Hebatullah al-Moayyad Fiddin

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unknown1756-1780unknown
Islam; Dai al-Mutlaq Leader (1756-1780)* Dawoodi Bohra


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William Field

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1768, Jan 61851, Aug 16
an English Unitarian minister. Field published a multitude of pamphlets and sermons. Field kept a boarding-school for many years at Leam, near Warwick. This led to his publishing some educational manuals, of which the most valuable was his ‘Questions on the Gospel History,’ recommended in the '‘Critical Review'’ (June 1794) to theological students in...
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Filaret

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unknown1821-1867unknown
Metropolitan of Moscow (1821–1867)* Russian Orthodox Church


Filaret I

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unknown1837-1858unknown
Metropolitan of Kiev (1837–1858)* Ukrainian Orthodox Church


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Edward Finch

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unknown1630-1641unknown
an English Royalist divine. On 9 December 1630 Edward was admitted to the vicarage of Christ Church, Newgate, London. Walker celebrates him as the first of the parochial clergy actually dispossessed by the committee for scandalous ministers. Finch published An Answer to the Articles, London, 1641. This was in reply to The Petition and Articles . . . exhibit...
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Robert Finch

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17241803
an English divine. He was a preacher of some eminence. He published numerous sermons, and, in 1788, a treatise entitled Considerations upon the Use and Abuse of Oaths judicially taken, which passed through many editions and became a standard work among the publications of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. In it he insisted that oaths should be a...
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Jasper Fisher

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15911630s-1640sunknown
an English divine and dramatist. About 1631 (according to Anthony Wood) he became rector of Wilsden, Bedfordshire, and in 1633 published his one considerable work, a play, entitled 'Fuimus Troes, the True Trojans, being a story of the Britaines valour at the Romanes first invasion. Publickly presented by the gentlemen students of Magdalen College in Oxford,'...
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John Fisher

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1469, Oct 191535, Jun 22
venerated by Roman Catholics as Saint John Fisher, was an English Catholic bishop and theologian. He was a man of learning, associated with the intellectuals and political leaders of his day, and eventually became Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Fisher was executed by order of more
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Mary Fisher

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1623 ca1698
one of the first travelling Quaker ministers. She was one of the Valiant Sixty, the group of early itinerant Quaker preachers whose mission was to spread the spiritual message of the founder of the Quakers, George Fox. In 1658 Fisher felt prompted to travel in a group of six Quakers to the Mediterranean and to visit the Ottoman Empire to expound her Quaker f...
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Samuel Fisher [1]

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16051665
an English Quaker controversialist. In 1632 he was presented to the lectureship of Lydd, Kent. He was known as a powerful preacher, and became a leader among the Puritans of the district. In his 'Baby-Baptism', Fisher states that was later given a presbyterian ordination. While at Lydd Fisher associated with some Anabaptists, attending their meetings and off...
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Samuel Fisher [2]

borndied
1605 ca1681
an English Puritan clergyman and writer, who was committed to a Presbyterian polity. After serving as a rural rector in Shropshire during the period of Charles I's absolute monarchy, he worked in London and Shrewsbury during the English Civil War and under the Commonwealth and in Cheshire during the Protectorate. After the Great Ejection of 1662 he settled i...
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Jared Bradley Flagg

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1820, Jun 161899, Sep 25
an American painter from New Haven, Connecticut. He was the younger brother of artists George Whiting Flagg and Henry Collins Flagg III. His father, Henry Collins Flagg, was a one time mayor of New Haven. The Flagg brothers all studied painting under their famous uncle, Washington Allston, and received some recognition of their own. When he was only sixteen ...
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Abraham Fleming

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1552 ca1607
an English clergyman, and a prolific writer, translator, contributor to others' texts, editor and poet. Throughout his life Fleming was a godly Protestant and follower of John Calvin. Fleming took holy orders in August 1588 and was ordained deacon and priest by Dr...
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Francis Fletcher

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15551578 ca1619 ca
a clergyman of the Church of England who accompanied Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the world from 1577 to 1580 and kept a written account of it. In 1593 he became vicar in Yorkshire. In 1605 he married Margaret Gallard. The minutes of the journey ...
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Andre-Hercule de Fleury

aka: André-Hercule, Bishop of Fréjus, Frejus
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1653, Jun 22/261679-17431743, Jan 29
a French cardinal who served as the chief minister of Louis XV. He was sent to Paris as a child to be educated by the Jesuits in philosophy and the Classics as much as in theology. He entered the priesthood nevertheless and through the influence of Cardinal Bonzi became almoner to Maria Theresa, queen of more
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Laurence Fogg

aka: Fogge
borndied
16231718, Feb 27
dean of Chester. He was appointed rector of Hawarden, Flintshire, in 1655 or 1656, and was among the first who restored the public use of the liturgy. In 1662 he resigned his living, owing to an apparent ambiguity in an act of parliament relating to subscription, but he afterwards conformed. A candid, sober-minded churchman, he was well-regarded by more mod...
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Charles Follen

aka: Karl
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1796, Sep 61818-18391840, Jan 13
a German poet and patriot, who later moved to the United States and became the first professor of German at Harvard University, a Unitarian minister, and a radical abolitionist.
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Petrus Follingius

aka: Pietari Follingius, Petrus Nicolai Follingius
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unknown1558-15631565
a Finnish Lutheran bishop. He was the Bishop of Turku for the Lutheran Finish Church from 1558 to 1563 and was the successor to Mikael Agricola. Follingius took care of his duties diligently. He made extensive inspection missions, organized synods and published by the administrative statute of the Church.
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Isaac Aboab da Fonseca

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1605, Feb 11623-16931693, Apr 4
a rabbi, scholar, kabbalist and writer. In 1656, he was one of several elders within the Portuguese-Israelite community in the Netherlands who excommunicated Baruch Spinoza for the statements this philosopher made concerning the nature of God.
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Edward Forster

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17691828
an English cleric and miscellaneous writer. In 1803, Forster was presented to the rectory of Aston Somerville, Gloucestershire, by an old friend, Lord Somerville, who had procured for him the appointment of chaplain to the Duke of Newcastle in 1796. Forster entered into an engagement with a bookseller, William Miller of Old Bond Street, subsequently of Albem...
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Nathaniel Forster [1]

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1718, Feb 31757
an English cleric, and a classical and biblical scholar. In 1749 Forster was presented by Lord-chancellor Hardwicke, on the recommendation of Thomas Secker, to the small rectory of Hethe, Oxfordshire. In 1750 he became domestic chaplain to Joseph Butler; bishop Butler died in his arms at Bath, Somerset. Forster was a scholar, and conversant with Greek, Latin...
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Nathaniel Forster [2]

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1726/271790, Apr 12
an English cleric and writer on political economy. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, on 12 February 1742, but migrated to Magdalen College, where he was elected a demy in 1744, and graduated B.A. in 1745, and M.A. in 1748. Forster became rector of All Saints Church, Colchester, and chaplain to the Countess Dowager of Northington. Besides sermons, F...
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Martin Fotherby

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1560 ca1620, Mar 11
an English clergyman, who became Bishop of Salisbury. He was rector of St Mary-le-Bow, and then in 1596 a prebendary of Canterbury Cathedral. He became Bishop of Salisbury in 1618. His Atheomastix; clearing foure truthes, against atheists and infidels was published posthumously in 1622, a work written against atheism. According to the Cambridge History of En...
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Richard Fowns

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1560 ca1625
an English divine. He took the degrees of B.D. and D.D. by accumulation, 16 May 1605. He became chaplain to Prince Henry, and in 1602 was rector of Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, in the church of which he was buried 25 November 1625. His monument was ‘miserably defaced’ during the English Civil War. He was the author of: 1. ‘Concio [on 2 Thess. ii. 3, 4...
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Francis Fox

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16751738
an English divine. He was for most of his life, a strong Whig, and in 1727 he preached at what was called the Reading lecture a sermon which gave great offence to a number of the clergy who formed the audience. After being repeated as an assize sermon at Abingdon, it was published under the title of ‘Judgment, Mercy, and Fidelity, the Weightier Matters or ...
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Edmund Freke

aka: Freake, Freak
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1516 ca1591
an English dean and bishop. He was born in Essex, and educated at Cambridge, gaining his M.A. there c. 1550. In 1565 he was appointed Canon of the sixth stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1572. In 1579 he tried and then burnt a Norfolk plowright, Matthew Hamont, for heresy.
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Anthony Freston

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17571819, Dec 25
an English Anglican clergyman. Freston was the son of Robert Brettingham of Norwich, and nephew of Matthew Brettingham, the architect of Holkham Hall, the Earl of Leicester's seat in Norfolk. While a child Anthony took the name of Freston, in pursuance of the will of his maternal uncle, William Freston of Mendham, who died in 1761, and devised to him his est...
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John Frewen

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15581628
an English Puritan divine. His first publication was ‘Certaine Fruitfull Instructions and necessary doctrines meete to edify in the feare of God: faithfully gathered together by Iohn Frewen,’ London, 1587. It was dedicated to Thomas Coventry, father of the lord keeper. Two years later Frewen published another manual with the title ‘Certaine Fruitfull I...
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David Friesenhausen

borndied
17561828, Mar 23
a German-Hungarian astronomer, maskil, mathematician, and rabbi. Friesenhausen was one of the first proponents of Torah im Derech Eretz, a philosophy of Orthodox Judaism that formalizes a relationship between traditionally observant Judaism and the modern world. He proposed a dual curriculum of Jewish and secular studies for all rabbinic candidates, a radica...
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Martin Fynch

aka: Finch
borndied
1628 ca1697/1698, Feb 13
an English ejected minister. He entered the ministry about 1648, and was ejected from the vicarage of Tetney, Lincolnshire, by the uniformity act of 1662. In 1668 he was in Norwich, where he acted as one of three "heads and teachers" of a congregation of three hundred independents, who met for worship in the house of John Tofts, a grocer, in St. Clement's pa...
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