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Allen, William

Born: 1532 AD
Died: 1594 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Cardinal, Priests


1532 - Allen was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

1547 - Attended Oriel College in Oxford at the age of fifteen.

1550 - Earned his degree from Oriel College and was elected Fellow of the College.

1554 - Earned his Master of Arts degree.

1556 - Worked as a principal St Mary Hall and proctor.

1568 - Founded the English College in Douai on the 29th of September.

1575 - Helped Pope Gregory XIII to found another English college in Rome.

1576 - Pope Gregory XIII appointed Allen to a canonry in Kortrijk.

1580 - Organized the first Jesuit missions to England.

1587 - Became a cardinal on the 7th of August by Pope Sixtus V.

1588 - The title Librarian of Holy Roman Church was given by Pope Gregory XIV.

1589 - Co-operated in establishing a new college at Vallodolid, Spain.

1594 - Died in Rome on the 16th of October.


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