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NameGeorge Abbot
Livedb. 1562-10-29 - d. 1633-08-04 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsComfort, for the afflicted -- preacher (autograph: yes)Gods loue, in Christ -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on Psalms 42:1 -- subject of sermon (autograph: no)
Associated PlacesCanterbury -- BishopricCoventry -- BishopricLichfield -- BishopricLondon -- BishopricWinchester Cathedral -- DeaneryBalliol College -- Place of Study
Source of DataHannah Yip
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 4); AO (Foster)
Other NoteGeorge Abbot was born on 29 October 1562 in the parish of St Nicholas, Guildford. He was educated at Guildford Grammar School. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, on 2 May 1581, graduating B.A. on 31 May 1582 and proceeding M.A. on 17 December 1585. He was also awarded the degrees of B.D. and D.D. on 4 March 1594 and 9 May 1597, respectively. Abbot became master of University College, Oxford, in 1597. He held this position until 1610. He was also vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford and dean of Winchester in 1600. During this time he published widely. Thirty sermons were printed under the title 'An Exposition upon the Prophet Jonah' in 1600. He became Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry in 1609, Bishop of London in 1610, and finally Archbishop of Canterbury in late February 1611, a position he held until his death on 4 August 1633 at Croydon Palace. The chief mourner at his funeral was his nominated successor, William Laud. Abbot was buried on 4 September 1633 at Holy Trinity, Guildford.
GEMMS record createdJanuary 30, 2019
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 09, 2021