DUDITH, dft-dft' (DUDICH, DUDICS), ANDREAS: Hungarian bishop, later a Protestant; b. at Budapest Feb. 16, 1533; d. at Breslau Feb. 23, 1589. He was educated by his uncle, who was canon at Breslau, and went to Italy about 1550 to continue his studies. There he gained the favor of Cardinal Pole, whom he accompanied on his return to England after the accession of Queen Mary. He was an excellent Latin scholar and had meanwhile been appointed canon at Gran, but in 1558 he again devoted himself to study in Padua. He was ap pointed bishop of Tininium (Knin) in Dahnatia by the emperor Ferdinand, and took part in the Coun cil of Trent, where, in compliance with the wish of Ferdinand, he urged that the cup be given to the laity. Although he did not appear there as an oppo nent of the celibacy of the clergy, he wrote a Demon stratio pro libertate conjugii. Being appointed bishop, first of Fünfkirchen, and then of Szigeth, he went to Poland in 1565, where he married a maid of honor of the queen, and resigned his see, becoming an adherent of Protestantism. In 1575 he became so involved in political intrigues to secure the throne of Poland (then vacant) for Maximilian that his opponents confiscated his estates and expelled him from the city. The last ten years of his life were spent at Breslau. Five orations and a brief biog raphy of Dudith were published at Offenbach in 1610 by Quirinus Reuter.
Bibliography: Besides the biography by Realer, there is available C. B. Stieff, Verauch einer . . . GaachicAk won Ldxn and Meinungen Andreas Duditha, Breslau, 1758.
DUDLEY, THOMAS UNDERWOOD: Protestant Episcopal bishop of Kentucky; b. at Richmond, Va., Sept. 26, 1837; d. in New York City Jan. 22, 1904. He studied at the University of Virginia (B.A., 1858), where he was professor of Latin and Greek until the outbreak of the Civil War. He then entered the Confederate Army and attained the rank of major. After the close of the war he studied theology at the Virginia Theological
Seminary, Alexandria, Va., from which he was graduated in 1867. He was ordered deacon in 1867 and ordained priest in 1868. He was curate and rector of Christ Church, Baltimore, 1869-75, and in 1875 was consecrated bishop coadjutor of Kentucky. On the death of Bishop B. B. Smith in 1884 he became diocesan of Kentucky. He wrote A Wise Discrimination the Church's Need (New York, 1881); and Why am 1 a Churchman t (1894).
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