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.
Art and scienceEngland's first public museum, the Ashmolean Museum, is opened by Oxford University to house a substantial collection donated by the Antiquary, Elias Ashmole.
InternationalFinancial constraints forces Charles II to decide to relinquish Tangiers, an English possession since 1661, unable to continue its defence against the Moors. Admiral, George Legge, Baron Dartmouth, is commissioned to oversee the port's demolition. Diarist, Samuel Pepys accompanies Dartmouth as his secretary during the expedition.
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