|Archbishop of Canterbury|
|Died||10 January 1645 (aged 71)|
|Feast day||10 January|
William Laud (7 October 1573 – 10 January 1645) was an English
In matters of
Laud favoured scholars, and was a major collector of manuscripts. He pursued ecumenical contacts with the
Laud was born at
Laud was ordained deacon on 4 January 1601, and priest on 5 April in the same year. On 4 May 1603, he was one of the proctors for the year.