Suggest Edits
Rev Fr John Colet

Photo added by wildgoose

Rev Fr John Colet

  • Birth Jan 1467 Greater London, England
  • Death 10 Sep 1519 Greater London, England
  • Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 38085036

Theologian. The son of Sir Henry Collet, who twice served as Lord Mayor of London, he graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, and became a priest in 1498. From 1504 until his death he was Dean of Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, and with a large inheritence from his father he founded St. Paul's School (1510). He also served as private chaplain to Henry VIII, even though he opposed the king's war with France. A noted Christian humanist, Colet was closely associated with Erasmus and Thomas More. He advocated religious reform but was deeply opposed to any break from Roman Catholic Church.

Bio by: wildgoose

Family Members






How famous was Rev Fr John Colet?

Current rating:

13 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: wildgoose
  • Added: 8 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38085036
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr John Colet (Jan 1467–10 Sep 1519), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38085036, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .