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Archbishop James Ussher
Bishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland from 1625 to 1656.

Born January 4th 1581 in Dublin
Died March 21st 1656 in Reigate, Surrey

But if anyone, well seen in the knowledge, not onely of Sacred and exotick History, but of Astronomical Calculation, and the old Hebrew Kalendar, shall apply himself to these studies, I judge it indeed difficult, but not impossible for such a one to attain, not onely the number of years, but even, of dayes from the Creation of the World.

....and he went on to calculate that creation occurred at 6pm on the 22nd October 4004 BC, a date that was regarded as "fact" for many years.

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