Born: November 12, 1615
Died: December 8, 1691
Occupation: Clergyman, theologian, poet
Biography: Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen. After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer.