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954   – Born in Weston, Somerset. 984   – He was appointed, through Dunstan’s influence, to the Bishopric of Winchester. 1006 – He succeeded Aelfric as Archbishop of Canterbury. 1011 – He was captured and kept in prison for seven months. 1012 – He was murdered in Greenwich, London on the 19th of April. 1078 – ..

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1459 – Born on the 2nd of March in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. 1491 – He pursued philosophy, theology and Canon Law, with a scholarship granted by Margaret,            Duchess of Burgundy, becoming a Doctor of Theology.               – He became dean of St. Peter’s and vice-chancellor of the university. 1507 – He was ..

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963-984 – Aelfric had his education at the Benedictine Old Minster at Winchester.   987 – Became a monk at Cerne Abbas, Dorset.   990-992 – Wrote "Catholic Homilies" which was written in Old English.   993-998 – Wrote the "Lives of the Saints", a compilation of sermons that was translated in Latin.   1005 ..

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956 – Adalbert was born of a Czech noble family of Prince Slavnik in Libice nad Cidlinou, Bohemia. 980 – Adalbert finished his studies at Magdeburg school and returned to Prague where he became a priest. 982 – Adalbert became the Bishop of Prague. However, he strongly resented the participation of formally Christian inhabitants in ..

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573 – Abu Bakr was born in Mecca to the Banu Taim, a sub-clan of the Quraish tribe. 610 – Abu Bakr was a merchant, and highly esteemed as a judge, as an interpreter of dreams, and as one learned in Meccan traditions. He was one of the last people anyone would have expected to ..

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1079 – He was born in the little village of Pallet, about 10 miles east of Nantes, in Brittany, the eldest son of a noble Breton family. 1100 – Abelard went to Paris to study under William of Champeaux at the school of Notre Dame and soon attacked the ultrarealist position of his master with ..

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1835 – Born on the 18th of December at Roxbury, Massachusetts. 1853 – He graduated at the University of New York. 1856 – He studied law and was admitted to the bar. 1860 – He was ordained a minister of the Congregational Church, after studying theology with his uncle.          – He was ..

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1562 – Born on the 19th of October at Guildford in Surrey. 1597 – He studied, and then taught, at Balliol College, Oxford, was chosen Master of University College. 1600 – He was appointed as Dean of Winchester.        – He was three times Vice-Chancellor of the university, and took a leading part in preparing ..

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