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Pedro de la Gasca

bornactivedied
1485, Jun1542-15671567, Nov 13
a Spanish bishop, diplomat and the second (acting) viceroy of Peru, from April 10, 1547 to January 27, 1550. Pedro de la Gasca studied at the University of Salamanca and the University of Alcalá. He became a priest and a lawyer, and was known for his intellect. In 1542 he was negotiator for Emperor Charles V in discussions with the pope and King more
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Catherine Laboure

aka: Labouré,Zoé, Zoe
borndied
1806, May 21876, Dec 31
a member of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and a Marian visionary who relayed the request from the Blessed Virgin Mary to create the Miraculous Medal worn by millions of Christians, both Roman Catholic and Protestant. In April 1830, the remains of St. Vincent de Paul were translated to the Vincentian church in Paris. The solemnities includ...
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Nicolas Louis de Lacaille

aka: La Caille
bornactivedied
1713, Dec 281730s-17611762, Mar 21
a French astronomer and priest. His desire to determine the distances of the planets trigonometrically, using the longest possible baseline, led him to propose, in 1750, an expedition to the Cape of Good Hope.
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Drury Lacy

bornactivedied
1758, Oct 51781-18091815, Dec 6
a Vice President and the Acting President of Hampden–Sydney College from 1789 to 1797. He devoted much of his time and attention to supplying neighboring churches and also taught a classical school. Lacy also served as moderator of the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1809, and as clerk of the Hanover Presbytery during the greater part of his...
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William Lamb [1]

aka: William Paniter
bornactivedied
1493 ca1537-15501550
a Scottish cleric, lawyer, and author. William Lamb wrote Ane Resonyng of ane Scottis and Inglis merchand betuix Rowand and Lionis in 1549. It was an answer to English propaganda published during the war of the Rough Wooing. Unlike the Complaynt of Scotland, (1549), Lamb's book was not published but survived in manuscript.
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Leontije Lambrovic

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unknown1801-1813unknown
Metropolitan of Belgrade (1801–1813)* Serbian Orthodox Church


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Magnus Brostrup Landstad

borndied
1802, Oct 71880, Oct 8
a Norwegian parish priest and provost, psalmist and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads in 1853. This work was criticized for unscientific methods, but today it is commonly accepted that he contributed significantly to the preservation of the traditional ballads.
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Thomas Langton

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unknown1501, Jan 27
chaplain to King Edward IV, before becoming successively Bishop of St David's, Bishop of Salisbury, Bishop of Winchester, and Archbishop-elect of Canterbury. In 1493 King Henry VII transferred him from Salisbury to Winchester, a see which had been vacant over a year. During the seven years that he was bishop of Winchester Langton started a school in the prec...
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Adrien Languillat

borndied
18081878
a French Jesuit and missionary in China. He was titular bishop of Sergiopolis (1856–1878) and vicar apostolic of Southeastern Chi-Li (1856–1864) and Kiangnan (1864–1878). He wrote several books documenting his travels in Asia.
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Bartolome de las Casas

aka: Bartolomé
borndied
1484 ca1566, Jul 18
a 16th-century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar. He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians". His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indias, chronicle the first decades of colonization of the West...
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Hugh Latimer

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1487 ca1555, Oct 16
a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and Bishop of Worcester before the Reformation, and later Church of England chaplain to King Edward VI. In 1555 under the Catholic Queen Mary he was burned at the stake, becoming one of the three Oxford Martyrs of Anglicanism. Latimer joined a group of reformers including Bilney and Robert Barnes that met regularly at th...
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William Laud

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1573, Oct 71601-16451645, Jan 10
an English bishop and academic. He was the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Church of England from 1633 until his death, during the personal rule of Charles I. Arrested in 1640, he was executed in 1645. In matters of church polity, Laud was autocratic. Laudianism refers to a collection of rules on matters of ritual, in particular, that were enforced by Laud ...
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Lazar I

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unknown1737-1751unknown
Catholicose of All Armenian (1737-1751)*


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Ferdinando Antonio Lazzari

borndied
1678, Apr 111754, Apr 19
an Italian composer and religious cleric. Fra Ferdinando Lazzari came in 1693 in a Minoritenkloster in Bologna, where he one year later, the profession took off. From 1702 he was choirmaster of the monastery. According to Padre Martini , he learned to play the organ at Padre Vastamigli, play the violin at Domenico Gabrielli and in theory of composition he wa...
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Ann Lee

borndied
1736, Feb 291784, Sep 8
the leader of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, or the Shakers. In 1774 Ann Lee and a small group of her followers emigrated from England to New York. After several years, they gathered at Niskayuna, renting land from the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, Albany County, New York (the area now called Colonie). They worshiped by ecstatic da...
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William Lee

borndied
15631614
an English clergyman and inventor who devised the first stocking frame knitting machine in 1589, the only one in use for centuries. Its principle of operation remains in use. Lee was born in the village of Calverton, Nottinghamshire. He entered Christ's College, Cambridge in 1579 as a sizar and graduated from St. John's College in 1582.
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Edward Legge

borndied
17671827, Jan 27
an English churchman and academic. He was the Bishop of Oxford from 1816 and Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1817. He was a canon of Stall XI at Canterbury Cathedral from 1797 to 1802 following which he served as a Canon of the Twelfth Stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor from 1802 to 1805. He was Dean of Windsor from 1805 to 1816, when he was rais...
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William Leigh

borndied
15501639
an English clergyman and royal tutor. He is now remembered for his sermon series Queene Elizabeth paraleld from 1612, which includes the first published text record for the queen's speech to the troops at Tilbury from 1588. He took holy orders, and was known as a preacher at Oxford and elsewhere. On 24 July 1584 he asked the university authorities for a prea...
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Pope Leo X

aka: Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici
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1475, Dec 111513-15211521, Dec 1
the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 9 March 1513 to his death. The second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the Florentine Republic, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489. Following the death of Pope Julius II, Giovanni was elected pope after securing the backing of the younger members of the Sacred College. Early on in his rule he oversa...
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Pope Leo XI

aka: Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici
bornactivedied
1535, Jun 216051605, Apr 27
the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 1 to 27 April 1605. His pontificate is one of the briefest in history having lasted under a month. He was from the prominent House of Medici originating from Florence. Alessandro served as the Florentine ambassador to Pope Pius V from 1569 to 1584 and was later appointed by Pope Gregory XIII as the Bishop of Pistoi...
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Pope Leo XII

aka: Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola Sermattei della Genga
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1760, Aug 221823-18291829, Feb 10
the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 28 September 1823 to his death in 1829. Leo XII's reign of the Papal States was unpopular and led to uprisings against some of his policies. His election had been facilitated because he was thought to be close to death, but he unexpectedly rallied. He had even remarked about his own health to the cardinals, saying ...
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Leopold V

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1586, Oct 91623-16321632, Sep 13
the son of Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, and the younger brother of Emperor Ferdinand II, father of Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Further Austria. He was Bishop of Passau and of Strasbourg, until he resigned to get married, and Archduke of Further Austria including Tirol. He was invested as bishop in 1598, as a child, even though he had not been ord...
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Abraham Levi

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unknown1835-1839unknown
Chief Rabbi (1835–1839)* Jewish


Samuel Levi

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unknown1717-1720unknown
Chief Rabbi (1717-1720)* Ottoman Empire


Hirschel Levin

aka: Hart Lyon, Hirschel Ben Arye Löb Levin
bornactivedied
17211758-17641800, Aug 26
Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and of Berlin, and Rabbi of Halberstadt and Mannheim, known as a scholarly Talmudist. His glosses on the Talmud appear in the Vilna edition under the name of Rabbi Tsvi Hersh Berlin. His son, Rabbi Solomon Hirschell was also Chief Rabbi of the British German and Polish Jewish community, and the first of the British empire. His o...
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Liang Fa

borndied
17891855, Apr 12
the second Chinese Protestant convert and the first Chinese Protestant minister and evangelist. He was ordained by Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary in the Qing Empire. His tract Good Words to Admonish the Age was influential on Hong Xiuquan, who went on to lead the Taiping Rebellion. Liang Fa wrote under the pen name "Student of the Good" or ...
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George Lily

borndied
unknown1559
an English Roman Catholic priest, humanist scholar, biographer, topographer and cartographer. Lily was a major contributor to the Descriptio Britanniae, Scotiae, Hyberniae et Orchadum, a chorography of the British Isles conceived by Paolo Giovio, Bishop of Nocera, which was published in Venice in 1548. Lily has also been credited as author of "Catalogus sive...
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John Lingard

borndied
1771, Feb 51851, Jul 17
an English historian, the author of The History of England, From the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of Henry VIII, an 8-volume work published in 1819. In 1793 where he concluded his theological studies and was ordained. He then taught philos...
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George Lisle [2]

aka: Liele, Leile, George Sharp
borndied
17501820
an African American and emancipated slave who became the founding pastor of First Bryan Baptist Church and First African Baptist Church, in Savannah, Georgia (USA). He became the first American missionary, leaving in 1782 for Jamaica; this is thirty years before Adoniram Judson left for Burma. He became the first Baptist missionary in Jamaica. As an adult he...
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Humphrey Lloyd

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1610, Jul/Aug1689, Jan 18
the Bishop of Bangor for the Roman Catholic Church from 1674 until 1689. He was awarded his DD degree in 1661, when he also became vicar of Northop. He was appointed as Dean of St Asaph in 1663, resigning as vicar of Northop in 1664. In 1673, Lloyd was appointed Bishop of Bangor; in addition, he was permitted to be archdeacon of Bangor and of Anglesey, preb...
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William Lloyd

borndied
16371710, Jan 1
a Welsh nonjuring bishop. At the Glorious Revolution Lloyd, although attending one meeting of the Convention parliament, did not come in to take the oaths by the date fixed. He subsequently absolutely declined to take them, but remained in the possession of his preferments until 1 August 1690, when he was suspended from the performance of his ecclesiastical ...
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Henricus Loos

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unknown1858-1873unknown
Archbishop of Utrecht (1858–1873)*Old Catholicism: Church of Utrecht


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Richard Lucas

borndied
1648/491715, Jun 29
a Welsh clergyman and writer of devotional works. After his ordination, his first major publication was Practical Christianity (1677), containing prayers and discussion on Christian living. This was a popular work and, coupled with his ability as a preacher, seems to have helped him to be appointed as rector of St. Stephen Coleman Street in 1678. He became l...
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Lukas

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unknown1780-1799unknown
Catholicose of All Armenian (1780-1799)*


Lungtok Gyatso

aka: Lung tog Gyatso
bornactivedied
1805, Dec 11808-18151815, Mar 6
the 9th Dalai Lama of the Gelug (Yellow Hat Buddhism) in Tibet. He was the only Dalai Lama to die in childhood and was first of a string of four Dalai Lamas to die before reaching 22 years of age. Under auspicious signs, Lungtok Gyatso was born near the monastery of Dan Chokhor (or Denchokor), on 1 December 1805. Many sources render him as an orphan, but ot...
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Martin Luther

borndied
1483, Nov 101546, Feb 18
a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money, proposing an academic discussion of the practice and efficacy of...
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Luvsanchültimjigmed

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unknown1815-1841unknown
1815-1841, Tibetan Buddhism, Mongolia; Buddhism


Luvsandambiydonmi

bornactivedied
unknown1724-1757unknown
1724-1757, Tibetan Buddhism, Mongolia; Buddhism


Luvsantüvdenchoyjijaltsan

bornactivedied
unknown1843-1848unknown
1843-1848, Tibetan Buddhism, Mongolia; Buddhism


Luvsantüvdenvanchug

bornactivedied
unknown1775-1813unknown
1775-1813, Tibetan Buddhism, Mongolia; Buddhism

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