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Allen, William

(1532–94). B. Rossall, Lancashire, Eng.; educ. Oxford; principal of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, 1556; canon York 1558; promoted RCm; to U. of Louvain 1561; returned 1562 for health reasons; left Eng. permanently 1565; ordained priest at Mechlin, Belg.; concentrated on conversion of Eng. to RCm; founded coll. at Douai, Fr., 1568 for training priests for Eng. and helped found similar colleges at Rome, It., 1575–78 and Valladolid, Sp., 1589; cardinal 1587.


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