Richard Archdekin

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Richard Archdeacon, alias McGillacuddy (1616-1690), was an Irish Jesuit who wrote Catholic works in both English and Irish.[1]


He entered the Society of Jesus at Mechlin 28 Sept. 1642. He was in due time enrolled among the professed fathers of the order. He was teaching humanities in 1650; he studied under the Jesuits at Antwerp and Lille; and arrived at the Professed House at Antwerp 26 March 1653.[2]

For six years, he taught humanities and was professor of philosophy, moral theology, and Holy Scripture for a long period, chiefly at Louvain and Antwerp. His death occurred in Antwerp on 31 August 1693.[2]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Richard Archdeacon". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  2. ^ a b Cooper 1885.


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