– Born in Rome, he became a Benedictine and was a monk of the Roman cloister of St Erasmus on the Caelian Hill. 672 – Rebuilt buildings at the monastery and restored the basilica of St. Peter’s on the Via Portuguese. 676 – He died in the fourth year of ..
692 – Adrian I was born in Rome, Italy. 772-795 – Became pope at the age of 80, the eldest pope to be elected. He uplifted the diocese of Lichfield in England to become an archdiocese. 787 – Elevated the diocese of Lichfield, in England, to an archdiocese on request from the English bishops and ..
792 – Adrian II was born in Rome, Italy. 867-872 – Became a pope at the age of 72. As pope, he made an example to fellow clergymen. Maintained peace and order among the greedy, incompetent descendants of Charlemagne. He married during his youth days and they were assasinated by Eleutherius. He died after a ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..