John Newton

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John Newton (ˈnjtən; 24 July 1725 O.S./4 August N.S.  – 21 December 1807) was an English sailor, in the Royal Navy for a period, and later a captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire for two decades, and also wrote hymns, known for "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken".

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Age: 82 (age at death)
Died: 21 December, 1807, Place of Death
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: 'Amazing Grace'

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