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Born: 1576

Died: November 14, 1633 (aged 57)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: William Ames was an English Protestant divine, philosopher, and controversialist. He spent much time in the Netherlands, and is noted for his involvement in the controversy between the Calvinists and the Arminians.

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