|Short Name:||Luke Wadden|
|Full Name:||Wadden, Luke, approximately 1628-1691|
|Birth Year (est.):||1628|
|Death Year (est.):||1692|
Luke Wadden (also known as Luke Wadding) (b. 1628; d. 1691) was born in Ballycogley Castle in Ireland, a still-existing castle built by the Wadding family that dates from the 13th century. They were colonists that prospered after the English invasion of that area, but the family left the castle and lost their lands following the invasion under Cromwell’s rule. He studied in Paris, earned his doctorate, and became bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Ferns, in County Wexford, Ireland, sometime around 1683.