Manning, Henry Edward, Dd

Manning, Henry Edward, D.D.

a Roman Catholic prelate, was born at Potteredge Hertfordshire, July 15, 1808. He graduated from Baliol College, Oxford, in 1830, and was elected fellow of Merton College. In 1834 he became rector at Lavington, and in 1840 archdeacon of Chichester. He was a leader in the "Oxford movement," and in 1851 gave up his preferments and went to Rome, studying there until 1854. Returning to England in 1857, he organized at Bayswater, "The Oblates of St. Charles Borromeo," and became their first superior, founding a university at Kensington in 1874. He became successively provost of the archdiocese of Westminster, 1857, prothonotary apostolic, 1860, archbishop of Westminster, 1865, cardinal priest, 1875. He occupied a seat in the Vatican council of 1869-70. He died in 1890. He was the author of a large number of volumes. See W.S. Lilly, Cardinal Manning's Characteristics, Political, Philosophical, and Religious (1885).

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