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John Bramhall (1593 - 1663):
Archbishop, Church of Ireland


After a distinguished career in the English Church, John Bramhall became Bishop of Derry in 1634 and then Archbishop of Armagh. He was in close contact with the English monarchy and was complimented by Charles I for his service in Ireland, though he had to flee the country after the king's troops were defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor. After the Restoration he was empowered as Primate to consecrate archbishops and bishops, one of whom was Jeremy Taylor, the Bishop of Down and Dromore. As a member of the House of Lords he used his considerable influence to increase the Church's capital. The most prominent of his many writings is an attack on Hobbes entitled The Catching of the Leviathan.

Born: 18 November 1593
Died: 25 June 1663
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