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Reginald Heber
Reginald HeberReginald Heber (April 21, 1783 - April 3, 1826) was an English bishop, now remembered chiefly as a hymn-writer. Heber was born at Malpas in Cheshire. His father, who belonged to an old Yorkshire family, held half the living of Malpas. Reginald Heber showed remarkable promise, and in November 1800 entered Brasenose College, Oxford, where he proved a distinguished student, carrying off prizes for a Latin poem entitled Carmen seculare, an English poem on Palestine, and a prose essay on The Sense of Honour. In November 1804, he was elected a fellow of All Souls'. After completing his university career, he went on a long tour of Europe. Having taken holy orders in 1807, he took up the family living of Hodnet in Shropshire. In 1809 he married Amelia Shipley, daughter of the Dean of St Asaph. He was made prebendary of St Asaph in 1812, appointed Bampton lecturer for 1815, preacher at Lincoln's Inn in 1822, and Bishop of Calcutta in January 1823. Before sailing for India he received the degree of D.D. from the University of Oxford.

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