What is John Newton's middle name?

Henry

John Newton date of birth:

July 24, 1725

How old was John Newton when died?

82

Where was John Newton born?

Wapping, England

When did John Newton die?

December 21, 1807

What is John Newton nationality?

British

What is John Newton's occupation?

sailor and Anglican clergyman

John Newton claim to fame:

'Amazing Grace'

What genre is John Newton's work?

Gospel, Hymns

Short Biography

John Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 24 July 1725 – 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".