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Cardinal John Henry Newman: Biographical Resources

Biographical resources on the life and religious career of British theologian Cardinal John Henry Newman, 1801-1890

Gale Historic World Leaders

Gale's biography of John Henry Newman includes this timeline of his life:

  • 1801 Born in London
  • 1816-20 Attended Oxford
  • 1820 Took his degree at Oxford
  • 1822 Elected fellow of Oriel College
  • 1827 Appointed vicar of St. Mary's, Oxford
  • 1841 Wrote famous Tract XC
  • 1845 Converted to Roman Catholicism
  • 1847 Ordained as a priest
  • 1854 Tried, unsuccessfully, to establish a Catholic university in Dublin
  • 1864 Wrote Apologia
  • 1870 Wrote Grammar of Assent
  • 1878 Elected honorary fellow of Oxford
  • 1879 Made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII
  • 1890 Died at age 89

"John Henry Newman." Historic World Leaders, edited by Anne Commire, Gale, 1994. Gale In Context: World History, link.gale.com/apps/doc/K1616000033/WHIC?u=msmu_gvrl&sid=bookmark-WHIC&xid=c9241328. Accessed 20 Jan. 2023.

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