Stephen LENGTON (Langton Stephen)( English cardinal and archbishop of Canterbury, theologian, historian and poet.)
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Biography Stephen LENGTON (Langton Stephen)
Date of birth unknown, was born probably in the near Rugby Langton (Lincolnshire). He lived about 25 years in Paris, teaching theology. Lengton divided the books of the Old Testament (in Vulgate) in the chapter, this division is used in modern translations of the Bible, as well as in the Greek New Testament and the Septuagint. In 1206 Pope Innocent III made him a cardinal, and in 1207 at the suggestion of Pope Lengton has been elected to the vacant chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury. But King John did not approve of this choice, and until 1213 Lengtonu was denied entry to Britain. He later reconciled with the king, but supported the barons, came out against the monarch, and was the first witness at the signing of the Magna Carta (1215). In 1214 my father sent him to resign because he had not spent life barons papal condemnation, but pardoned him in 1218. At the synod in Osni (1222) Lengton unveiled 22 canon, which still remain in force in the church's Justice. Died in Canterbury Lengton July 9, 1228.