John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton; Baron Acton

Professor of modern history at Cambridge, born Naples, Italy, 1834; died Tegernsee, Bavaria, 1902. He studied at Oscott and under Dollinger at Munich, and became Liberal member of parliment for Carlow, Ireland, 1859-1865. At the time of the Vatican Council, he strongly opposed the declaration of the infallibility of the pope. The "Letters of Quirinus" have been attributed to him. The "Cambridge Modern History" was begun under his auspices.

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