Charles William Russell
Priest, scholar and writer.
Born on 14 May 1812 in Killough, County Down, Ireland; died 26 February 1880 in Dublin, Ireland.
Ordained on 13 June 1835.
Professor of ecclesiastical history at Maynooth, where he became president in 1857.
He was appointed a member of the Historical Manuscript Commission in 1869, and acted as joint editor of the Report on the Carte Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library.
A contributor to the Dublin Review, he also wrote articles for and the , and translated Leibnitz's .
He exercised great influence on prominent men of his age, among them Newman and Wiseman.
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