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Gibbons, James (His Eminence James Cardinal Gibbons)

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Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1921 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Cardinal, Clergymen, Religious Leaders

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1834 - His Eminence James Cardinal Gibbons, born on the 23rd of July in Baltimore, Maryland. He was an American prelate, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore.

1866 - He became the second man from the United States to be made a cardinal.

1867 - He was consecrated titular bishop of Adramyttium at the age of 33.

1868 - When Pope Pius IX nominated him Vicar Apostolic of North Carolina, which did not yet have a Catholic diocese within its borders.

1872 - 1877 - He became the Bishop of Richmond, Virginia and served there until May.

1876 - Published The Faith of Our Fathers: A Plain Exposition and Vindication of the Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ which became a best-selling conversion manual in the United States.

1877 - 1921 - He was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore.

1911 - Advocated the creation, was among the founders, and served as the first Chancellor of The Catholic University of America. President William Taft honored him for his contributions at his golden jubilee celebration.

1917 - President Theodore Roosevelt hailed him as the most venerated, respected, and useful citizen in America.

1921 - Died on the 4th of March.

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