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Rev Fr John Colet

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Rev Fr John Colet Famous memorial

Birth
Greater London, England
Death
10 Sep 1519 (aged 52)
Greater London, England
Burial
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID
38085036 View Source

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.

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.

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  • Originally Created by: wildgoose
  • Added: 8 Jun 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 38085036
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38085036/john-colet: accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr John Colet (Jan 1467–10 Sep 1519), Find a Grave Memorial ID 38085036, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.