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Cardinal James Gibbons

Cardinal James Gibbons

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 24 Mar 1921 (aged 86)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 9180749 · View Source
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Religious Figure. Educated at St. Charles College, Ellicott City, Maryland, and at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, he was ordained June 30, 1861. Consecrated first bishop of the Vicariate Apostolic of North Carolina, August 16, 1868. He attended the First Vatican Council (and ultimately was the last of its participants to die). Named Bishop of Richmond, July 30, 1872. Named Coadjutor Archbishop of Baltimore, May 25, 1877, and succeeded to the See upon the death of Archbishop James R. Bayley, October 3, 1877. Created Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church, June 7, 1886. He was only the second American so honored, after John Cardinal McCloskey of New York. A widely-published author, he was also hailed as an exemplary churchman and American.

Bio by: Albert Ledoux


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  • Created by: Albert Ledoux
  • Added: 26 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9180749
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal James Gibbons (23 Jul 1834–24 Mar 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9180749, citing Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Albert Ledoux (contributor 46511171) .