KNOX, John


KNOX, John
(1513-1572)
   Scottish CALVINIST REFORMER whose famous The First Blast Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558) aimed at MARY TUDOR (Catholic) for persecuting PROTESTANTS backfired when her sister, ELIZABETH I (Protestant) came to the throne in England and took offence at Knox's writings.

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  • Knox, John — • Scotch Protestant leader, b. at Haddington, Scotland, between 1505 and 1515; d. at Edinburgh, 24 November, 1572 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Knox, John     John Kno …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Knox,John — Knox, John. 1514? 1572. Scottish religious reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. While living in exile (1553 1559) during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, a Catholic, he came under the influence of John Calvin. Returning to Scotland… …   Universalium

  • Knox, John — born с 1514, near Haddington, East Lothian, Scot. died Nov. 24, 1472, Edinburgh Scottish clergyman, leader of the Scottish Reformation and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. Probably trained for the priesthood at the University of St. Andrews,… …   Universalium

  • Knox, John — (c. 1514 1572)    leaderof the Scottish Reformation and founder of Pres byterianism    John Knox was born at Haddington, Scotland, prior to 1515. He attended school in Haddington, but there is no record of his having attended university. He… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Knox, John — (c. 1513–72)    Theologian and Polemicist.    Knox was born in Haddington, Scotland, and was educated at the University of Glasgow and perhaps at St Andrews. He took orders in the Roman Catholic Church, but soon became an enthusiastic supporter… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • KNOX, John — (c. 1514 1572) A Scottish Protestant adversary of Mary Stuart* (Mary Queen of Scots) and England s Elizabeth,* John Knox wrote The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558) and History of the Reformation of… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Knox, John — ► (1513 72) Reformador presbiteriano escocés. Fue fundador de la Iglesia de Escocia. En 1546 abrazó la Reforma; fue deportado a Francia. En 1551 ocupó el cargo de capellán de Eduardo VI y como tal intervino en la revisión del Libro de oración… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • KNOX, JOHN —    the great Scottish Reformer, born at Giffordgate, Haddington, in 1505; studied at Glasgow University; took priest s orders; officiated as a priest, and did tutoring from 1530 to 1540; came under the influence of George Wishart, and avowed the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Knox, John — (1505? 1572)    Reformer and historian, was b. near Haddington, and ed. at the Grammar School there and at Glasgow. He is believed to have had some connection with the family of K. of Ranfurly in Renfrewshire. The year of his birth was long… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • John Knox — (c. 1510 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish clergyman and leader of the Protestant Reformation who is considered the founder of the Presbyterian denomination. He was educated at the University of St Andrews and worked as a notary priest.… …   Wikipedia


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