Donald Coggan

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Birthday
9, 1909
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 17, 2000 (90)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1909
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 17, 2000 (90)

About

English priest and author who served as the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury from from 1974 to 1980. As Archbishop, he was a strong advocate for the ordination of women, which the Anglican church put into effect in 1994.

Before Fame

He was ordained a priest in 1935 and became a Bishop in 1956. He was appointed Archbishop of York in 1961.

Trivia

From 1957 to 1976, he served as the honorary President of the United Bible Societies.

Family Life

He was married to Jean Braithwaite, and they had two children.

Associated With

He served as Archbishop of Canterbury during the tenure of Pope John Paul II in Rome.