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NameRalph Button
Livedb. ca. 1612-03-25 - d. 1680-10-01 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on John 3:18 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesExeter College -- Place of StudyMerton College -- Place of StudyChrist Church Cathedral -- PostGresham College -- PostOxford University -- Post
Source of DataJeanne Shami, Adam Richter
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 4234), AO (Foster)
Other NoteDate of birth unknown, but Button matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford in 1631 at age 19. B.A. (1633) from Exeter. Fellow of Merton College beginning in 1633. Proceeded M.A. in 1640. Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, 1641-1648. He refused a D.D. in 1649. Public orator at Oxford and canon of Christ Church, 1648-1660. Ejected from his positions at Oxford at the Restoration.
GEMMS record createdOctober 15, 2017
GEMMS record last editedMay 06, 2022