King, John (1), Dd

King, John (1), D.D.

bishop of London, an English theologian and a descendant of Robert King, first bishop of Oxford, was born at Wornall, Buckinghamshire, about 1559. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford. Having entered the Church, he became successively chaplain to queen Elizabeth, archdeacon of Nottingham in 1590, D.D. in 1601, dean of Christ Church in 1605, and, finally, bishop of London in 1611. He died in 1621. James I called him the king of preachers. He wrote Lectures upon Jonas, delivered at Yorke, 1594 (Lond. 1611, 4to), and some Sermons. See Wood, Athence Oxonienses, vol. i; Dodd, Church History, vol. i; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 27:739; Allibone, Dict. of English and American Authors.

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