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Thomas Secker (1693-1768), archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Sibthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Events January 11 - Eruption of Mt. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Sibthorpe is a village in Nottinghamshire. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ...

He studied medicine in London, Paris and Leiden, receiving his MD degree at Leiden in 1721. Having decided to take orders he graduated, by special letters from the chancellor, at Exeter College, Oxford, and was ordained in 1722. In 1724 he became rector of Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, resigning in 1727 on his appointment to the rectory of Ryton, Co. Durham, and to a canonry of Durham. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the largest city of England (strangely, England has no constitutional existence within the United Kingdom, and therefore cannot be said to have a capital). ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Leyden redirects here. ... // Events Pope Innocent XIII becomes pope Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Brandenburg Concertos April 4 - Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of Britain September 10 - Treaty of Nystad is signed, bringing an end to the Great Northern War November 2 - Peter I is proclaimed Emperor of All the Russias... College name Exeter College Collegium Exoniense Named after Walter de Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter Established 1314 Sister College Emmanuel College Rector Ms Frances Cairncross JCR President Octave Oppetit Undergraduates 299 MCR President Maria Sciara Graduates 150 Homepage Boatclub Exeter College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of... // Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ355475 Administration District: City of Sunderland Metropolitan county: Tyne and Wear Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Tyne and Wear Historic county: County Durham Services Police force: Northumbria Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Ryton is a small town near the western border of Tyne and Wear, UK. It was historically a place of migration for the wealthy who wanted to escape the urban sprawl of the industrial revolution in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead but has since been absorbed into the Metropolitan Borough... A canon (from the Latin canonicus and Greek κανωνικωσ relating to a rule) is a priest who is a member of certain bodies of the Christian clergy subject to a rule (canon). ...

He became rector of St James's, Westminster, in 1733, and bishop of Bristol in 1735. About this time George II commissioned him to arrange a reconciliation between the prince of Wales and himself, but the attempt was unsuccessful. In 1737 he was translated to Oxford, and he received the deanery of St Paul's in 1750. In I758 he became archbishop of Canterbury. His advocacy of an American episcopate, in connection with which he wrote the Answer to Dr Mayhew's Observations on the Charter and Conduct of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (London 1764), raised considerable opposition in England and America. Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... The Bishop of Bristol heads the Church of England Diocese of Bristol in the Province of Canterbury, in England. ... George II (George Augustus) (10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... The Bishop of Oxford is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford in the Province of Canterbury. ... The Dean of St Pauls is the head of the Chapter of St Pauls Cathedral in London, England and an extremely influential position in the Church of England. ...

His principal work was Lectures on the Catechism of the Church of England (London, 1769).

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Preceded by
Matthew Hutton
Archbishop of Canterbury
Succeeded by
Frederick Cornwallis

Matthew Hutton (3 January 1693 - 18 March 1758) was a high churchman in the Church of England, serving as Archbishop of York (1747-1757) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1757 to 1758). ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Categories: | | ...


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THOMAS SECKER (1693-1768), archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Sibthorpe, Nottinghamshire.
He studied medicine in London, Paris and Leiden, receiving his M.D. degree at Leiden in 1721.
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