Charles Simeon

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Birthday
24, 1759
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 13, 1836 (77)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1759
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 13, 1836 (77)

About

Remembered as a founder of the Church Missionary Society, this Church of England evangelical minister also penned eloquent sermons and published an important work of biblical commentary titled Horae homileticae.

Before Fame

After graduating from Eton College, he studied at King's College, Cambridge.

Trivia

He was involved in the 1799 establishment of the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews.

Family Life

He and his three brothers grew up in Reading, Berkshire, England, as the children of Elizabeth Hutton and Richard Simeon.

Associated With

Notable British historian Thomas Macaulay wrote about and lauded Simeon's Church of England career and legacy.