Rainbow, Edward, Dd

Rainbow, Edward, D.D., an English prelate, was born at Bliton, Lincolnshire, in 1608, was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and Magdalen College, Cambridge, and, after taking holy orders and filling minor appointments, was made master of Magdalen College in 1642. In 1650 he was deprived on account of nonconformity, but in 1660 was restored. In 1661 he was appointed to the deanery of Peterborough, and in the following year became vice- chancellor of the University of Cambridge. In 1664 he was elevated to the episcopacy by being made bishop of Carlisle. He died in 1684. He published three separate Sermons (1634, 1649, 1677). See Athenoe Oxon.; Life, by Jonathan Banks (Lond. 1688, 8vo); Funeral Sermon, by the Rev. Thomas Tully (1688,12mo).

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