CRANMER, Thomas


CRANMER, Thomas
(1489-1556)
   ARCHBISHOP of CANTERBURY And prominent PROTESTANT REFORMER whose prose the Book of Common Prayer (1552) helped shape the English language. He was burnt at the stake for HERESY during the reign of MARY TUDOR, Queen of England and Ireland.

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  • Cranmer, Thomas — born July 2, 1489, Aslacton, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died March 21, 1556, Oxford First Protestant archbishop of Canterbury. Educated at the University of Cambridge, he was ordained in 1523. He became involved in Henry VIII s negotiations with the… …   Universalium

  • Cranmer, Thomas — (1489 1556)    martyred author of the Book of Common Prayer    Chief author of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, Thomas Cranmer was remembered even more for his martyrdom during the reign of Mary I, which helped win her the name Bloody Mary.… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • CRANMER, Thomas — (1489 1556) Thomas Cranmer, the archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII* and Edward VI, was at the helm of much of the English Reformation, but he was eventually executed during the reign of Mary I.* Cranmer was born in… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Cranmer, Thomas — (1489–1556)    Liturgist, Archbishop and Martyr.    Cranmer was born in Nottinghamshire and was educated at the University of Cambridge. He was useful to King Henry VIII in the matter of his divorce from Queen Catherine of Aragon and, in… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Cranmer, Thomas — ► (1489 1556) Primer arzobispo anglicano de Canterbury. Redactó los 42 Artículos de Fe. * * * (2 jul. 1489, Aslacton, Nottinghamshire, Inglaterra–21 mar. 1556, Oxford). Primer arzobispo protestante (ver protestantismo) de Canterbury. Educado en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cranmer, Thomas — (1489 1556)    Theologian and Churchman, b. at Aslacton, Notts, ed. at Camb., and became an eminent classical and biblical scholar. He supported Henry VIII. in his divorce proceedings against Queen Catherine, gained the King s favour, and… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Cranmer,Thomas — Cran·mer (krănʹmər), Thomas. 1489 1556. English prelate who as archbishop of Canterbury (1533 1553) was instrumental in the marital machinations of Henry VIII, revised the Book of Common Prayer (1552), and instituted other reforms. Under Mary I,… …   Universalium

  • CRANMER, THOMAS —    archbishop of Canterbury, born in Nottinghamshire; educated at Jesus College, Cambridge; recommended himself to Henry VIII. by favouring his divorce, writing in defence of it, and pleading for it before the Pope, the latter in vain, as it… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cranmer — Cranmer, Thomas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Thomas Cranmer — Cranmer redirects here. For other people with the surname, see Cranmer (surname). Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury Portrait by Gerlach Flicke, 1545[ …   Wikipedia


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