Famous British Preachers

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Charles Spurgeon
(One of the Most Influential and Extraordinary Preachers of the 19th century)
Charles Spurgeon
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Birthdate: June 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kelvedon, England
Died: January 31, 1892

Charles Spurgeon was an English Particular Baptist preacher who was a powerful figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition. Hailed as the "Prince of Preachers", he was well respected by Christians of various denominations. He was pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel for almost four decades. He was the author of several books, sermons, and commentaries. 

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John Bunyan
(English Writer and Puritan Preacher Best Known as the Author of the Christian Allegory ‘The Pilgrim's Progress’)
John Bunyan
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Birthdate: November 1, 1628
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
Died: August 31, 1688

John Bunyan, the noted author of The Pilgrim’s Progress, was known for his belief in Puritanism. The son of a brazier, he initially quit school to join his father’s trade. He was later inspired by chapbooks, to write his iconic works and has also become a preacher.

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William Booth
(Founder of the Salvation Army, Preacher)
William Booth
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Birthdate: April 10, 1829
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sneinton, Nottingham, England
Died: August 20, 1912

Hailed as the Prophet of the Poor, William Booth was the co-founder and the first the General of the Salvation Army, a Christian church known for its world-wide charitable work. Initially a Methodist preacher, he was moved by the plight of the poor and formed the Salvation Army, aiming to deliver salvation by meeting both their physical and spiritual needs.

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William Brewster
(English Pilgrim Who Arrived in America in 'Mayflower' Ship in 1620 and Became Leader of the Plymouth Colony)
William Brewster
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Birthdate: 1566 AD
Birthplace: Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: April 10, 1644

William Brewster was an English official. He was among the passengers that traveled in Mayflower from England to the New World. When the ship landed at Plymouth Colony, William Brewster was accepted as the senior elder and hence became the religious leader of the colony. Eventually, he ended up serving as an adviser to Governor William Bradford.

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Praise-God Barebone
(Best Known for Giving His Name to the Barebone's Parliament of the English Commonwealth of 1653)
Praise-God Barebone
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Birthdate: 1598 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1679 AD

A prominent leather seller, Praise-God Barebone later became known as a sectarian preacher and was known for his support of infant baptism. After the dissolution of the Rump Parliament by Oliver Cromwell, Barebone sat as a representative of London in the new parliament, which came to be known as Barebone's Parliament.

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Nicholas Ridley
(English Bishop Who Was Burned at the Stake for His Teachings and Support to Lady Jane Grey)
Nicholas Ridley
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Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: South Tynedale, England
Died: October 16, 1555

English Protestant martyr and bishop Nicholas Ridley had an illustrious career as a scholar at Cambridge. Named a master of Pembroke Hall, he converted Cambridge into a Reformist seminary for Protestantism. He ended up being accused of heresy and was burned at the stake at Oxford, thus becoming one of the Oxford Martyrs.

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John Cotton
(Theologian & Preacher)
John Cotton
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Birthdate: December 4, 1585
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Derbyshire, England
Died: December 23, 1652
John Cotton was a clergyman in the American and England colonies. He was widely regarded as the greatest theologian and minister of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. A prolific writer, John Cotton is credited with writing the first known children's book by an American, Spiritual Milk for Boston Babes.
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Richard of Chichester
(Bishop of Chichester and Patron Saint of Sussex)
Richard of Chichester
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Birthdate: 1197 AD
Birthplace: Droitwich, England
Died: April 3, 1253

Bishop of Chichester Richard de Wych, or Richard of Chichester, was also a chancellor of Oxford. He also served St. Edmund Rich, or Edmund of Abingdon, and propagated his ideals. He is still revered as a patron saint of coachmen and of Sussex, and is depicted with a chalice at his feet.

Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet
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Birthdate: 1624 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 19, 1684

English diplomat Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet was the person who lent his name to the iconic Downing Street in London. One of the first to graduate from Harvard, he was initially a preacher and then a military leader. An MP under Oliver Cromwell, he, however, supported the Stuart restoration later.

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Richard Price
(Moral Philosopher and Mathematician Best Known for Editing, Publishing and Developing 'Bayes–Price Theorem')
Richard Price
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Birthdate: February 23, 1723
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Llangeinor, Wales
Died: April 19, 1791

British moral-philosopher Richard Price is best-remembered for significantly editing Bayes–Price theorem. He edited An Essay towards solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances, a major-work of his deceased friend Thomas Bayes. It appeared in Philosophical Transactions and included Bayes' Theorem. His work on legacy of Bayes, led Price to get elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Stigand
(Archbishop of Canterbury Who Was Deposed and Imprisoned for Holding Two Bishoprics Simultaneously)
Stigand
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Birthplace: East Of England, England
Died: February 22, 1072

Initially named the bishop of Elmham, Stigand later became the bishop of Winchester and, eventually, the archbishop of Canterbury. Some historians also believed he was probably English king Canute’s priest. He was excommunicated and eventually deposed for holding the bishoprics of Winchester and Canterbury simultaneously. He died in prison.

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Thomas Walsingham
(English Benedictine Monk and Chronicler Known for Works like 'Chronicon Angliæ' and 'Ypodigma Neustriæ')
Thomas Walsingham
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Birthdate: 1340 AD
Birthplace: Walsingham, England
Died: 1422 AD

Works of English Benedictine monk and chronicler Thomas Walsingham forms significant source of information of reigns of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V, as also of careers of Wat Tyler and John Wycliff. Much of Walsingham’s life was spent at St Albans Abbey, where he served as superintendent of scriptorium. His works include Chronicon Angliæ and Ypodigma Neustriæ.

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Hugh Peter
(Preacher)
Hugh Peter
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Birthdate: June 29, 1598
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fowey, England
Died: October 16, 1660
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Thomas Goodwin
(British Theologian and Preacher)
Thomas Goodwin
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Birthdate: October 5, 1600
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rollesby, England
Died: February 23, 1680

Puritan clergyman Thomas Goodwin, also known as the Elder, had served as a chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. He had a major role in drafting the Savoy Declaration and was also made the president of Magdalen College, Oxford. His written works include five volumes of his sermons, published posthumously.

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Frederick William Robertson
(British Clergyman and Theologian)
Frederick William Robertson
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Birthdate: February 3, 1816
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 15, 1853

Frederick William Robertson, also known as Robertson of Brighton, was a 19th-century Anglican clergyman. Born to an army captain, he initially wished to serve in the military. His sermons dismissed the theological ideas existing back then and focused on the reform concepts of the 1848 Revolution instead.

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John Murray
(Minister)
John Murray
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Birthdate: December 10, 1741
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: September 3, 1815
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John Goodwin
(Preacher)
John Goodwin
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Birthdate: 1594 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1665 AD
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George Grenfell
(Missionary)
George Grenfell
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Birthdate: August 21, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sancreed, England
Died: July 1, 1906
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Robert William Dale
(Former Congregational church leader based in Birmingham)
Robert William Dale
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Birthdate: December 1, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: March 13, 1895
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Thomas French
(Missionary)
Thomas French
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Birthdate: January 25, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England
Died: May 14, 1891
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Alfred Saker
(Missionary)
Alfred Saker
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Birthdate: July 28, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wrotham, England
Died: March 12, 1880

Born to an engineer father, British missionary Alfred Saker had built a small steam engine by 16. Intelligent and well-read, he later departed on a mission to Africa, eventually setting up the city of Victoria, now known as Limbe, in Cameroon. He is also credited with translating the Bible into Douala.

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Joseph Proud
(Minister)
Joseph Proud
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Birthdate: March 22, 1745
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, England
Died: August 3, 1826