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Josif Rajacic

bornactivedied
1785, Jul 201842-18611861, Dec 1
a metropolitan of Sremski Karlovci (1842–1848)and Patriarch of the Serb (1848–1861) for the Serbian Orthodox Church, administrator of Serbian Vojvodina and baron. Rajacic assisted the educational development of the Serb people in the Austrian Empire. In the time when he was metropolitan of Sremski Karlovci, many new Serbian schools were opened. He opened...
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Samarth Ramdas

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1608, Apr1681, Feb 2
a noted 17th-century saint and spiritual poet of Maharashtra. He is most remembered for his Advaita Vendatist text, the Dasbodh. Ramdas was a devotee of Hanuman and Rama. Shree Samarth wrote volumes of literature.
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Raphael II

bornactivedied
unknown1603-1607unknown
the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1603 to 1607. Raphael was Bishop of Mithymna when, in March 1603, he was elected Ecumenical Patriarch. During his patriarchate, he addressed the regulation of many ecclesiastical matters and issued a number of standard provisions. The clashes with the previous Patriarch Neophytus II caused many problems in the ...
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Raphail

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unknown1731-1747unknown
Metropolitan of Kiev (1731-1747)* Ukrainian Orthodox Church


Raphail

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unknown1699-1702unknown
Archbishop of Ohrid (1699-1702)* Orthodox Church of Macedonia


Raycand

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Leader (Acarya) (1821–1850)* Svetambara Jainism


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Thomas Reid

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1710, Apr 261796, Oct 7
a religiously trained Scottish philosopher. He was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. In 1783 he was a joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. A contemporary of David Hume, Reid was also "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic". He went to the University of Aberdeen in 1723 and ...
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Henrik Reuterdahl

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1795, Sep 111856-18701870, Jun 28
a Swedish Lutheran clergyman who served as the Lutheran Swedish Church archbishop of Uppsala from 1856 to his death. He published a thorough history of the Church in Sweden, and was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1848 and of the Swedish Academy from 1852.
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Yehuda Ben Rey

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unknown1715-1717unknown
Chief Rabbi (1715-1717)* Ottoman Empire


Johannes Jacobus van Rhyn

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unknown1797-1808unknown
Archbishop of Utrecht (1797–1808)*Old Catholicism: Church of Utrecht


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Giovanni Battista Riccioli

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1598, Apr 171628-16711671, Jun 25
an Italian astronomer and a Catholic priest in the Jesuit order. He is known, among other things, for his experiments with pendulums and with falling bodies, for his discussion of 126 arguments concerning the motion of the Earth, and for introducing the current scheme of lunar nomenclature.
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David Rice [2]

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1733, Dec 291816, Jun 18
a renowned antislavery Presbyterian minister during the antebellum era in the United States. Rice saw the institution of slavery as not only unconstitutional, but as that which violated the most basic tenets of a natural, moral law. He believed, moreover, that it was especially the responsibility of the church to lead the cause for emancipation, expressing i...
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Cardinal Richelieu

aka: Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac, The Red Eminence
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1585, Sep 91642, Dec 4
a French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. Richelieu soon rose in both the Catholic Church and the French government, becoming a cardinal in 1622, and King Louis XIII's chief minister in 1624. He remained in office until his death in 1642; he was succeeded by Cardinal Mazar...
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Nicholas Ridley

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1500 ca1555, Oct 16
an English Bishop of London (the only bishop called "Bishop of London and Westminster"). Ridley was burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs during the Marian Persecutions for his teachings and his support of Lady Jane Grey. He is remembered with a commemoration in the calendar of saints in some parts of the Anglican Communion on 16 October.
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Nicholas Ridley

bornactivedied
1500 ca1538-15551555, Oct 16
an English Bishop of London. Ridley was burned at the stake, as one of the Oxford Martyrs, during the Marian Persecutions, for his teachings and his support of Lady Jane Grey. Ridley is remembered with a commemoration in the calendar of saints in some parts of the Anglican Communion on 16 October.
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Juan Rizi

borndied
16001681
a Spanish painter of the Baroque period. He was born in Madrid. He was a brother of Francisco Rizi, and a pupil of Juan Bautista Mayno. In 1628 he entered the Benedictine Order, studied in Salamanca, and became Abbot of the Medina del Campo in Madrid. He painted several works for St. Juan Bautista in Burgos, St. Martin in Madrid, and Monte Cassino in Italy. ...
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Robert of Berghes

aka: Prince-bishop of Liège, Robert van Bergen, Robert de Glymes-Berghes
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unknown1557-15631564
87th Prince-bishop of Liège (1557–1563). He was forced to resign the see on 30 March 1563, due to insanity, and died in the course of the following year. He was the grandson of John III of Glymes, son of Anthony of Glymes, and a brother of John IV of Glymes.
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Gruffydd Robert

borndied
1530 ca1598+
a Welsh humanist scholar who wrote a pioneering Welsh grammar, in Welsh, while in enforced exile with his colleague and fellow-writer Morys Clynnog in Milan in 1567. He was an ardent Roman Catholic. Robert became archdeacon of Anglesey in 1558, but went into exile after the accession of Elizabeth I of England. By 1564 he was in Rome. Later in the 1580s he is...
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Daniel Rogers

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15731652, Sep 16
an English nonconforming clergyman and religious writer. He is now best known for his conduct book Matrimoniall Honour. He graduated B.A. in 1595-6, and M.A. in 1599, and was fellow from 1600 to 1608. On leaving the university Rogers officiated as minister at Haversham, Buckinghamshire. After being harassed for various acts of nonconformity, he was suspended...
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John Rolland

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unknown1560sunknown
a Scottish poet who appears to have been a priest of the diocese of Glasgow, and to have been known in Dalkeith in 1555. He is the author of two poems, the Court of Venus and a translation of the Seven Wise Masters. The former, which was printed by John Ros in 1575, may have been written before 1560. The latter was translated from a Scots prose version at th...
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Daniel Rowland

aka: Rowlands
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1711 ca1790, Oct 16
one of the foremost leaders of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist revival, along with Howell Harris and William Williams. For most of his life he was curate in the parishes of Nantcwnlle and Llangeitho, Ceredigion. He was renowned as a preacher and made Llangeitho memorable as a centre for Calvinistic Methodism in Wales. His date of birth was traditionally give...
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Abraham Rozanes

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unknown1720-1745unknown
Chief Rabbi (1720-1745)* Ottoman Empire


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William Rugg

aka: Rugge, Repps, Reppes
borndied
unknown1550
an English Benedictine theologian, and bishop of Norwich from 1536 to 1549. He was a Doctor of Divinity of Gonville Hall, Cambridge in 1513. The Carthusian Thomas Spencer (died 1529) wrote A Trialogus between Thomas Bilney, Hugh Latimer and William Repps, in which Rugg appears to balance two reformers. He was one of the authors of The Bishops' Book of 1537.
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