Oates, Titus

   Oates was born in Rutland, England. He was the son of a Baptist minister, but in 1673 he was ordained as an Anglican clergyman. Subsequently he converted to Roman Catholicism. While pursuing his studies in Spain, he claimed to have heard of a plot to replace the Protestant King Charles II with his brother, the Catholic James (who was later to become James II). The case became a cause célèbre. Oates was regarded as a national hero and many innocent people were harassed and persecuted (including Oliver plunket, Archbishop of Armagh). It turned out, however, that there was no evidence of such a plot and Oates was convicted of perjury in 1685. The incident did much to revive anti-Catholic feeling in England.
   J. Lane, Titus Oates (1949).

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  • Oates,Titus — Oates, Titus. 1649 1705. English conspirator. His story of a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1678) resulted in the execution of many innocent Catholics. * * * …   Universalium

  • Oates, Titus — born Sept. 15, 1649, Oakham, Rutland, Eng. died July 12/13, 1705, London English fabricator of the Popish Plot. Son of a Baptist preacher, he was ordained in the Church of England. Although jailed for perjury in 1674, he became chaplain to the… …   Universalium

  • Oates, Titus — (15 sep. 1649, Oakham, Rutland, Inglaterra–12/13 jul. 1705, Londres). Inglés que ideó un complot papista. Hijo de un predicador bautista, fue ordenado en la Iglesia de Inglaterra. Aunque encarcelado por perjurio en 1674, se convirtió en capellán… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • OATES, TITUS —    fabricator of a Popish plot for the overthrow of the Protestant faith in England, the allegation of which brought to the block several innocent men; rewarded at first with a pension and safe lodgment in Westminster Hall, was afterwards… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Titus Oates — (* 15. September 1649 in Oakham, Rutland; † 12. Juli/13. Juli 1705) war ein englischer Geistlicher und Hauptinformant über eine von ihm erfundene Papisten Verschwörung (englisch Popish Plot), bei der angeblich Katholiken die Ermordung Karls II …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Titus Oates — (September 15, 1649 ndash; July 12/13, 1705) was a 17th century perjurer who fabricated the Popish Plot , a supposed Catholic conspiracy to kill King Charles II.Early lifeTitus Oates was born in Oakham. His father, Samuel, was the rector of… …   Wikipedia

  • OATES (T.) — OATES TITUS (1649 1705) Ancien clerc anglican converti au catholicisme, Titus Oates entre dans l’histoire en suscitant la dernière grande panique antipapiste en Angleterre. Accusant, en 1678, les catholiques de préparer un complot pour tuer le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Titus Oates — noun English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649 1705) • Syn: ↑Oates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑conspirator, ↑coconspirator, ↑plotter, ↑machinator * * * Titus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Titus — /tuy teuhs/, n. 1. a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul, to whom Paul is supposed to have addressed an Epistle. 2. this New Testament Epistle. Abbr.: Tit. 3. (Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) A.D. 40? 81, Roman emperor 79 81. 4. Tatius. 5. a… …   Universalium

  • Titus — (as used in expressions) Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius Titus Flavius Clemens Titus Flavius Domitianus Oates, Titus Titus Petronius Niger Titus Livius Titus Vespasianus Augustus Titus Flavius Vespasianus …   Enciclopedia Universal

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