Theodulf, poet, scholar, secretary of education and
bishop of Orleans during Charlemagne’s
reign, died (b. ca. 760).
Council of Florence (Basel) was declared dissolved by
Pope Eugenius IV because of anti-papacy statements. It
continued, however, at various times and in various
locations through 1445.
Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463–1525)
refused to banish Martin Luther.
Veit Ludwig von Seckendorf, German Lutheran historian,
hymnist, statesman and scholar, died (b. 20 December 1626,
Herzogenaurach, near Erlangen).
Charles Wesley, co-founder of Methodism and a hymnist,
was born at Epworth Rectory, England (d. 29 March 1788).
Johann Salomo Semler, German church historian and Bible
commentator, was born (d. 14 March 1791).
Antonio Stradivari, maker of violins, died (b. 1644).
John Darwall, Anglican clergyman and composer, died at
Walsall, in Haughton, Staffordshire, England (b. 1731,
Haughton, Staffordshire, England).
Hecker, American Roman Catholic priest and founder of
the Paulists, was born in New York City (d. 22 December
Emory College was chartered in Oxford, Georgia, under
Methodist auspices. In 1915 the name was changed to Emory
University, and in 1919 the college was relocated in
Abbott, Congregational clergyman, editor and author, was
born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 22 October 1922).
Johann Leonhard George Mezger, theological professor at
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and in Berlin, was born in
Brunswick, Germany (d. 3 November 1931).
Francis Thompson, English poet, was born in Lancashire,
England (d. 13 November 1907).
Johann Friedrich Gustav Harders, missionary to American
Indians at Globe, Arizona, was born in Kiel, Germany (d. 13
1865 Slavery was abolished in the United States as
to the Constitution was ratified.
Henry Harbaugh, hymnist, died in Mercersburg,
Pennsylvania (b. 28 October 1817, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania).
Joergen Peter Nielsen, president of Trinity Seminary,
Blair, Nebraska, was born in Sludstrup, Parish Sjalland,
Denmark (d. 1 August 1963).
of America was organized at Washington, D.C.