World Creation Day is coming up on October 22. Any plans for the holiday? A little background for those not sure of it's origin: James Ussher From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Ussher" redirects here. For the surname, see Ussher (surname). The Most Reverend James Ussher Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland See Armagh Installed 1625 Term ended 1656 Predecessor Christopher Hampton Successor John Bramhall (from 1661) Other posts Professor, Trinity College, Dublin Chancellor, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Prebend of Finglas. Orders Ordination 1602 Consecration 1626 Personal details Born 4 January 1581 Dublin, Ireland Died 21 March 1656 (aged 75) Reigate, Surrey, England Buried Chapel of St. Erasmus, Westminster Abbey Nationality Irish Denomination Church of Ireland Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin James Ussher (or Usher; 4 January 1581 – 21 March 1656) was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar and church leader, who today is most famous for his identification of the genuine letters of the church father, Ignatius, and for his chronology that sought to establish the time and date of the creation as "the entrance of the night preceding the 23rd day of October... the year before Christ 4004"; that is, around 6 pm on 22 October 4004 bc according to the proleptic Julian calendar.