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Brownson, Orestes Augustus (Orestes)

Born: 1803 AD
Died: 1876 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Editors, Social Reformers


1803 - Brownson was an adopted orphan, who was raised by impoverished Rural farmers in Stockbridge, Vermont, and educated himself.

1822 Brownson became a Presbyterian.

1824-1926 - He became a Universalist, becoming ordained and preaching in New York and New England.

1932 - He was ordained Unitarian minister.

1836 - He broke from Unitarianism and founded Society for Christian Union and Progress.

         - He founded journal "Boston Quarterly Review".

1844 - He converted to Catholicism.

         - He was the founder and editor of journal "Brownson's Quarterly Review".

1857 - He wrote a memoir, The Convert; or, Leaves from My Experience.

1876 - Orestes Brownson died.


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