Born: February 21, 1801, London, England.
Died: August 11, 1890, Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England.
Buried: Oratory House, Rednal, Birmingham, England.
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.