1801–1890

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 21, 1801, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 11, 1890, Or­a­to­ry of St. Phil­ip Ne­ri, Edg­bas­ton, Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land.

Buried: Or­a­to­ry House, Red­nal, Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land.

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Biography

Newman was the bro­ther of hym­nist Har­ri­et Moz­ley.

He at­tend­ed Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Ox­ford, orig­in­al­ly in­tend­ing to stu­dy law. How­ev­er, he de­cid­ed to en­ter the min­is­try in­stead.

He was or­dained in 1824, and his first post was as cur­ate of St. Cle­ment’s, Ox­ford.

Newman was a lead­er of the Ox­ford Move­ment, and a gift­ed writ­er. Among his best known works are his Apol­o­gia, and the Dream of Ge­ron­ti­us.

Though raised a Cal­vin­ist, New­man mi­grat­ed to Ro­man Ca­tho­li­cism, and event­u­al­ly be­came Car­din­al-Dea­con of San Gi­or­gio in Vel­a­bro, Rome, It­a­ly, in 1879. The Ca­tho­lic En­cy­clo­pedia has a leng­thy ar­ti­cle on him.

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