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Name: John Fisher  
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Date of Birth: 9th November 1974
Place of Birth: Athens, Georgia, USA
Profession: Director
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For John Arbuthnot Fisher, British admiral, see Jackie Fisher.

John Fisher (circa 1469 - 22 June 1535), controversialist and scholar, born at Beverley, and educated at Cambridge, entered the Church, and became in 1504 Bishop of Rochester. He wrote in Latin against the doctrines of the Reformation, but was a supporter of the New Learning, and endeavoured to get Erasmus to teach Greek at Cambridge Through his influence the Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity was founded at both the University by Margaret Countess of Richmond, and in 1502 he became first professor at Cambridge, where he was also (1505-8) Head of Queen's College. He was also instrumental in founding Christ's and St. John's College. For opposing the divorce proceedings of Henry VIII, he was convicted of treason and beheaded. Made a cardinal in 1535, he was beatified in 1886, and, in 1935 he was canonized.

Fisher's remains were buried in the church of All Hallows-by-the-Tower.

Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, Monroe County, New York and St John Fisher College at the University of Tasmania in Hobart are named after him.

See also

  • Erasmus' Correspondents

External link

Catholic Encyclopedia entry

This article incorporates public domain text from: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London, J.M. Dent & sons; New York, E.P. Dutton.

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