4 of 6 portraits of Philipp Melanchthon
by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1683
8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (217 mm x 141 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sittersback to top
- Theodorus Beza (de Bèze) (1519-1605), French reformer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- John Bradford (1510?-1555), Protestant martyr. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
- Martin Bucer (Butzer) (1491-1551), Protestant reformer. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575), Swiss reformer. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- John Calvin (1509-1564), French theologian. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 46 portraits.
- Jerome of Prague (circa 1370-1416), Bohemian religious reformer. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Hugh Latimer (circa 1485-1555), Bishop of Worcester. Sitter associated with 33 portraits.
- Martin Luther (1483-1546), German religious reformer. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
- Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560), German protestant reformer. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- William Perkins (1558-1602), Puritan divine. Sitter in 17 portraits.
- Nicholas Ridley (1500-1555), Bishop of London. Sitter in 28 portraits.
- William Tyndale (circa 1494-1536), Translator of the Bible. Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
- John Wyclif (Wycliffe) (1324?-1384), Religious reformer and theologian. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Events of 1683back to top
Current affairsRye House Plot, a conspiracy to murder the king and his heir, James, Duke of York, is leaked to the government by minor conspirator, Josiah Keeling. Arrests follow; some conspirators are executed, others pardoned while several flee the country.
Worst ever recorded frost in England freezes the Thames.