Désiré-Joseph Mercier Birthday, Date of Birth

Désiré-Joseph Mercier

Désiré-Félicien-François-Joseph Mercier (21 November 1851 – 23 January 1926) was a Belgian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and a noted scholar. A Thomist scholar, he had several of his works translated into other European languages. He was known for his book, Les origines de la psychologie contemporaine (1897). His scholarship gained him recognition from the Pope and he was appointed as Archbishop of Mechelen, serving from 1906 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1907.

Mercier is noted for his staunch resistance to the German occupation of 1914–1918 during the Great War.

After the invasion, he distributed a strong pastoral letter, Patriotism and Endurance, to be read in all his churches, urging the people to keep up their spirits. He served as a model of resistance.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Friday, November 21, 1851
Place of Birth
Braine-l'Alleud
Age
169
Star Sign

The November 21, 1851 was a Friday under the star sign of . It was the 324 day of the year. President of the United States was Millard Fillmore.

If you were born on this day, you are 169 years old. Your last birthday was on the Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9 days ago. Your next birthday is on Sunday, November 21, 2021, in 355 days. You have lived for 61,736 days, or about 1,481,682 hours, or about 88,900,925 minutes, or about seconds.

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21st of November 1851 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 21, 1851

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TIMES.

Date: 21 November 1851

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BOSTON.; Weather--Missing Man Found--The Poor Factory Girl, Kate Pool--Singular Burglary- Four Men carried off--Sad Accident-Deaths in the City--Cape Cod Association.

Date: 21 November 1851

Correspondence of The New-York Daily Times

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