FOXE, John


FOXE, John
(1516-1587)
   English Protestant and author of Acts and Monuments of Matters Happening in the Church--popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs--which documented ROMAN CATHOLIC persecution of PROTESTANTS. For at least two centuries this book was the most important and widely read religious work in English, after the BIBLE and The Pilgrim's Progress.

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  • Foxe,John — Foxe (fŏks), John. 1516 1587. English martyrologist who wrote The Book of Martyrs (1563), an account of Protestant martyrs during the reign of Mary I. * * * …   Universalium

  • FOXE, John — (1517 1587) John Foxe was a zealous proponent of the English Reformation, renowned as the compiler of Acts and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Days (first edition, 1563), known popularly as The Book of Martyrs. This monumental collection… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Foxe, John — ▪ British clergyman born 1516, Boston, Lincolnshire, Eng. died April 18, 1587, Cripplegate, London       English Puritan preacher and author of The Book of Martyrs, a graphic and polemic account of those who suffered for the cause of… …   Universalium

  • Foxe, John — (1516–87)    Historian.    Foxe was a native of Lincolnshire and was educated at the University of Oxford. He was acquainted with John bale who encouraged his interest in history and he was ordained in 1550 by Nicholas ridley. During the reign of …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Foxe, John —  (1516–1587) English clergyman, most remembered for the book commonly known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs; not to be confused with George Fox (1624–1691), founder of the Society of Friends, or Quakers …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Foxe, John — (1516 1587)    Martyrologist, was b. at Boston, Lincolnshire, and ed. at Oxf., where he became a Fellow of Magdalen Coll. While there he gave himself to the study of the theological questions then in debate, and ended by becoming a Protestant, in …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • FOXE, JOHN —    martyrologist, born at Boston, Lincolnshire; in 1545 he resigned his Fellowship in Magdalen College, Oxford, on account of his espousing the doctrines of the Reformation, and for some years after he acted as a private tutor in noble families;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John Foxe — Nombre completo John Foxe Nacimiento 1516 Boston …   Wikipedia Español

  • John Foxe — (auch, Johannes Fox, * 1517 in Boston, Lincolnshire; † 8. April 1587 in London) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. Leben Foxe studierte am Brasenose College der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Foxe — Infobox Writer name =John Foxe |frame caption = birthdate = 1517 birthplace = Boston, Lincolnshire, England1 deathdate = 1587 deathplace = England occupation = clergyman, author genre = church history movement = Puritan influences = influenced =… …   Wikipedia


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