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Butler, Joseph

Born: 1692 AD
Died: 1752 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Bishops, Theologian


1692 - Born in Wantage on the 18th of May.

1714  - He decided to enter the Church of England, and went to Oxford. After holding various other preferments, he became rector of the rich living of Stanhope.

1736 - He was made the head chaplain of King George II's wife Caroline, on the advice of Lancelot Blackburne.

1738 - He was appointed bishop of Bristol.

1738 - He was appointed bishop of Bristol. He is said to have declined an offer to become the archbishop of Canterbury.

1750 - He became Bishop of Durham.

1726-1736 - He is most famous for his Fifteen Sermons on Human Nature and Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed.

1752 - Died on the 16th of June in Bath, Somerset.


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