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James Ussher was Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar, who most famously published a chronology that purported to establish the time and date of the creation as the night preceding Sunday, 23 October 4004 BC, according to the proleptic Julian calendar. [ - ]
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- His work on biblical chronology, in which he dated the Creation at 4004 BC, was used in later editions of the English Bible.
- james, bishop ussher debated before robert, earl of essex
- james, bishop ussher met thomas bodley
- james, bishop ussher met william camden
- james, bishop ussher met john selden
- james, bishop ussher met henry briggs
- james, bishop ussher maybe collaborated with john milton
- james, bishop ussher refused to work for oliver cromwell
- archbishop william laud appointed james, bishop ussher
- john selden a pal of james, bishop ussher
- john milton opposed james, bishop ussher
- oliver cromwell supported james, bishop ussher
- william camden a pal of james, bishop ussher
- thomas bodley met james, bishop ussher
- henry briggs a pal of james, bishop ussher
- charles i of england supported james, bishop ussher
- robert, earl of essex saw debate by james, bishop ussher
- When he was thirteen, Ussher was sent to the new Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, where he studied Greek and Hebrew, constructed a biblical chronology, and became well known for his debating skills.
- In 1599, one of his notable successes was in an academic debate held before Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and Chancellor of Trinity College.
- Ussher also held a public debate with Henry Fitzsimon, a Jesuit being held prisoner in Dublin Castle for propagating the Roman Catholic religion in Ireland.
- Trinity was supported financially by Catholics as well as Protestants and was nominally a free university, but it became a Protestant centre, and most of its early officials were Puritans.
- Ussher was made a Fellow of Trinity in 1599 and received his MA in 1600.
- He was chosen as one of three preachers at Christ Church, was ordained in 1601.
- At the time, there deep division between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Church of England over the right of the Pope to interfere in the affairs of other Christian countries.
- It was less than a century since Henry VIII of England had broken with Rome, and during the sixteenth century England had swung between Catholic and Protestant rulers.
- On 24th December 1601, a Spanish army arrived in Ireland to support the Catholics and was defeated by the Protestant English at Kinsale.
- The English officers gave a large share of the booty from this engagement to Trinity College library and Ussher was sent to England to buy books.