John Henry Newman

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Birthday
21, 1801
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Aug 11, 1890 (89)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1801
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Aug 11, 1890 (89)

About

Cardinal Deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro from 1879 to 1890 who was a prominent leader in the Oxford Movement, which sought to return the Church of England to many Catholic beliefs and practices.

Before Fame

He was an avid reader of Hume, Paine, and Voltaire and subsequently had a religious awakening at fifteen.

Trivia

He wrote the popular hymns "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Praise to the Holiest in the Height" and helped found the Catholic University of Ireland.

Family Life

He died in Saratoga, New York.

Associated With

The official recognition of his beatification, or entrance into Heaven by the Catholic Church, was given by Pope Benedict on September 19, 2010.