Cooper (or Couper), Thomas (1), Dd
Cooper (or Couper), Thomas (1), D.D, a learned: English prelate, was born at Oxford about 1517. He was educated in the school adjoining Magdalen College, of which he became a fellow in 1540. In 1546 he applied himself to the study of physic, and practiced sometime in Oxford, being secretly inclined to the Protestant: religion; but resumed his study of divinity, in March 1567, and soon after became dean of Christ-church. In 1569 he was made dean of Gloucester, and in 1570 bishop of Lincoln. In July 1572, he preached a sermon at St. Paul's Cross, in vindication of the Church of England. and its liturgy, which did him much credit. In 1584 he was translated to the bishopric of Winchester, where he died April 29, 1594. His writings were numerous,. among them are, Cooper's Chronicle (1559): — Thesaurus Linguae Romance et Britannicae, and Dictionarium Historicum et Poeticum (1565, fol.). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.