Duppa, Brian

Duppa, Brian bishop of Winchester, was born, in 1588 at Lewisham, in Kent, and was educated at Westminster and Christ Church. He was elected fellow of All Soul's in 1612, and in 1629 he was appointed dean of Christ Church. In 1634 he was constituted chancellor of the church of Sarum, and soon after made chaplain to Charles I. In 1638 he was nominated to the bishopric of Chichester, and in 1641 was translated to the see of Salisbury. At the Revolution he repaired to the king at Oxford, and after that city was surrendered, attended him in other places, particularly during his imprisonment in the Isle of Wight. He was a great favorite with Charles. When the Restoration took place, Dr. Duppa was translated to the bishopric of Winchester, and was also made lord almoner. He died at Richmond in 1662. On his deathbed king Charles visited him, and kneeling down by the bedside, begged his blessing, which the bishop, with one hand on his majesty's head and the other lifted to heaven, gave with fervent zeal. He wrote The Soul's Soliloquie, and Conference with Conscience (1648, 4to): — Angels rejoicing for Sinners repenting, a sermon on Lu 15:10 (1648, 4to): A Guide for the Penitent (1660, 8vo). New Genesis Biog. Dictionary, 5:37 sq.; Neal, History of the Puritans (Harper's edit.), 2:207; Kippis, Biog. Britannica, 5:514.

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