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December 20

1697 – Thomas Firmin, a friend of John Biddle, died at age 65. He was a Unitarian leader during most of the 17th century. He wrote Unitarian tracts and books and was generous to Unitarian causes and victims of persecution. He was regarded as a great friend and benefactor of Unitarian churches and underwrote the cost of printing many Unitarian books.

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Robert Creeley

Creeley, Robert (1926-2005)

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