James Ussher

Portrait of James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh,

James Ussher (1580-1655), was one of the greatest scholars and theologians of his time. In his enduring search for knowledge he travelled widely in Britain and Europe, seeking the earliest available manuscripts, buying those he could, and copying others. After his death, his extensive and valuable library, formed the nucleus of the great library of Trinity College, Dublin.

The Annals of the World image from Wikimedia

Colour image of Ussher

Superflous Chronology - a lighthearted view.

"Marking Time" by Duncan Steel

History of Armagh Observatory

Last Revised: 2009 November 23rd