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Dwight, Timothy

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Born: 1752 AD
Died: 1817 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen

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1752 - Born on May 14th in in Northampton, Massachusetts. American clergyman and educator.

1764-1765 - At twelve he was sent to the Rev. Enoch Huntingdon's school in Middletown, where he was fitted for College, matriculating at Yale.

1769 - He graduated and became the principal of the Hopkins grammar school in New Haven for two years.

1783 - He was pastor of the Congregational church at Greenfield Hill, Connecticut, where he opened an academy which at once acquired a high reputation and attracted pupils from all parts of the Union.

1785 - He wrote the 11 volumes of poetry, The Conquest of Canaan.

1794 - Wrote the history book, Greenfield Hill.

1795 - Dwight became president of Yale College, and by his judicious management, by his remarkable ability as a teacher -- he taught a variety of subjects, including theology, metaphysics, logic, literature and oratory -- and by his force of character and magnetic personality, won great popularity and influence, and restored that institution to the high place from which it had fallen before his appointment.

1817 - Died on January 11th in New Haven, Connecticut.

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