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Joseph Butler
Birth: May 17, 1692
Death: Jun. 16, 1752

An English bishop, theologian, author and philosopher. The son of a Presbyterian linen-draper, he was educated at a Dissenting Academy in Gloucester, England. In 1714 he entered the Oriel College, Oxford and joined the Church of England. After holding a number of appontments, he became rector of the weathly who were living in Stanhope. In 1736 he was made the Head Chaplain of King George II's wife, Caroline. In 1738 he was appointed Bishop of Bristol. He is said to have declined an offer to become the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1747, however three years later, he became Bishop of Durham, in 1750. He is most famous for his "Fifteen Sermons on Human Nature" (1726) and for the "Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed" (1736). He is buried in the old Bath Cathedral, where a Latin plaque in the Eastern chapel commemorates his grave. (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
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Bristol Cathedral
Bristol
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
Plot: *Memorial north transept, north wall
 
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Record added: Jun 28, 2008
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Joseph Butler
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