James Ussher, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Ussher

Archbishop of Armagh

Date of Birth: 04-Jan-1581

Place of Birth: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 21-Mar-1656

Profession: writer, priest, archbishop, historian, theologian, philosopher

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About James Ussher

  • James Ussher (or Usher; 4 January 1581 – 21 March 1656) was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656.
  • He was a prolific scholar and church leader, who today is most famous for his identification of the genuine letters of the church father, Ignatius, and for his chronology that sought to establish the time and date of the creation as "the entrance of the night preceding the 23rd day of October...
  • the year before Christ 4004"; that is, around 6 pm on 22 October 4004 BC, per the proleptic Julian calendar.

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