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James Ussher (1581–1656)

Ussher, James. An Irish divine and church historian, archbishop of Armagh, born in Dublin, Jan. 4, 1581; died on March 20, 1656. In 1612 he published ‘The Unbroken Succession of Christian Churches, Especially in the West’; in 1639 his ‘Antiquities of the British Churches.’ His principal other works are: ‘Tracts on Episcopacy’; ‘The Power of the Prince and the Obedience of the Subject’; ‘Annals of the Old and New Testament,’ containing his famous scheme of Biblical chronology,—followed without authority, by the printers of the Authorized Version of the Bible. The volume entitled ‘A Body of Divinity’ (1654, folio) was compiled without his consent from his sermons and notes.