Langeland (Langland or Longland), John

Langeland (Langland Or Longland), John, a distinguished prelate of the Church of England, was born at Henley, England, in 1473, and was fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and principal of Magdalen Hall in 1507. In 1520 he became bishop of Lincoln, and confessor to Henry VIII, whom he counseled to divorce queen Catharine. He died in 1547. He published a number of sermons and theological treatises from 1517 to 1540. — Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, 2:1057; Thomas, Biographical Dictionary, page 1452.

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