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Richard Mant (February 12, 1776 - 1848) was an English churchman and writer.

He was born at Southampton and educated at Winchester College and at Trinity College, Oxford.

He was elected fellow of Oriel in 1798, and afterwards took orders, holding a curacy at Southampton in 1802. In 1808 he published The Simpliciad, this satirical poem was addressed in verse to William Wordsworth, Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with notes relating to his parodies and allusions to the originals. He was appointed to the vicarage of Coggeshall, Essex in (1810) and in 1811 he became Bampton Lecturer. In 1816 was made rector of St Botolph's, and in 1820 became Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora, (Ireland). In 1823 he was translated to Down and Connor, and from 1842 he became the Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore when the two dioceses united.

In collaboration with the Reverend George D'Oyly, Mant wrote a commentary on the whole Bible. Other works by him include the Psalms in an English Metrical Version (1842) and a History of the Church of Ireland (1839-1841; 2 vols.). His Ancient Hymns from the Roman Breviary (1837) was one of the earliest collections of translated Latin hymnody in English.

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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  • The Simpliciad: 1808 (Revolution and Romanticism, 1789-1834) Publisher: Woodstock Books Inc. ISBN 1-85477-076-4
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham Loftus
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
1820–1823
Succeeded by
Alexander Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Nathaniel Alexander
Bishop of Down and Connor
1823–1842
Succeeded by
Became Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
Preceded by
First Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
1842–1848
Succeeded by
Robert Bent Knox
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From LoveToKnow 1911

RICHARD MANT (1776-1848), English divine, was born at Southampton on the 12th of February 1776, and was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Oxford. He was elected fellow of Oriel in 1798, and after taking orders held a curacy at Southampton (1802), and then the vicarage of Coggeshall, Essex (181o). In 1811 he was Bampton lecturer, in 1816 was made rector of St Botolph's, and in 1820 bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenoragh (Ireland). In 1823 he was translated to Down and Connor, to which Dromore was added in 1842. In connexion with the Rev. George D'Oyly he wrote a commentary on the whole Bible. Other works by him were the Psalms in an English Metrical Version (1842) and a History of the Church of Ireland (1839-1841; 2 vols.).

MANTEGAllA, Paolo (1831-1910), Italian physiologist and anthropologist, was born at Monza on the 31st of October 1831. After spending his student-days at the universities of Pisa and Milan, he gained his M.D. degree at Pavia in 1854. After travelling in Europe, India and America, he practised as a doctor in the Argentine Republic and Paraguay. Returning to Italy in 1858 he was appointed surgeon at Milan Hospital and professor of general pathology at Pavia. In 1870 he was nominated professor of anthropology at the Instituto di Studii Superiori, Florence. Here he founded the first Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology in Italy, and later the Italian Anthropological Society. From 1865 to 1876 he was deputy for Monza in the Italian parliament, subsequently being elected to the senate. He became the object of bitter attacks on the ground of the extent to which he carried the practice of vivisection. His published works include Fisiologia del dolore (1880); Fisiologia dell' amore (1896); Elementi d'igiene (1875); Fisonomia e mimica (1883); Le Estasi umane (1887).


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